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Lamar Odom

Secret Meeting

With NBA Drug Counselors

8/30/2013 1:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lamar Odom
got some secret visitors yesterday -- two drug counselors who work with the National Basketball Players Association ... just hours before he was busted for DUI.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... the counselors -- former NBA players Dirk Minniefield and Cliff Robinson -- had contacted Lamar to offer help, and he accepted -- thus, the meeting.

Cliff and Dirk know a thing or 2 about addicts and drug addiction -- they both struggled with substance abuse during their careers.  They currently work with the NBPA ... counseling rookies and struggling NBA players about handling addiction.

During the visit Thursday at Lamar and Khloe's house ... we're told Lamar was receptive and, as one source said, "It was very positive." 

Here's the problem ... Shortly after Dirk and Cliff left, Lamar drove off and never came home.

As we first reported, he was arrested early this morning for DUI ... and law enforcement sources tell us they believe he was under the influence of both drugs and alcohol.

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31.

Deco    

I used for many years and quit hundreds of times, often you tell yourself this is the last time. Don't ever give up trying eventually it will happen as it did for me.

316 days ago
32.

BOHOE    

Lamar Odom's blood is on the leaves of the Kardashian hanging tree

316 days ago
33.

Sharon    

How funny that so many people have so many negative things to say. Chances are, you've either been where he is or know someone close to you who has been.

Lamar is just unfortunate enough to be famous and in the public eye. The man obviously has some things he needs to deal with, he will most likely get the help he needs and get his life back on track.

No matter what anyone says or thinks about Khloe, she's always stood by Lamar and she's always there for him. I agree, some of the Kardashian family is out of control and should be banned from television, but I don't believe that of Khloe. People should try putting themselves in the shoes of those they are putting down for the faults many have, with the difference of those faults NOT being plastered all over the world.

316 days ago
34.

Evelyn    

YOU KNOW WHAT...THIS IS REALLY FREAKIN SAD! HOW IN THE HELL IS TMZ GETTING ALL THIS "SECRET" INFORMATION, HMM?! NO DOUBT IN MIND - KRIS JENNER! THIS IS COMPLETE BULL**** - LEAVE THE GUY ALONE ALREADY! YOU CONTINUE TO KEEP HIM ON THE FRONT PAGE, DON'T U! AN ORDER FROM KRIS? THIS IS JUST GETTING SICK NOW! JUST STOP

316 days ago
35.

smug234    

Imagine if u had to bed that big ole mig every night...Probably looks like a pimply beat up catchers mitt...ewwwwwwww so gnar gnar....I would wanna smoke some Hubba's too!

316 days ago
36.

my 2 cents    

I can only imagined who blabbed.

316 days ago
37.

Peter Popoff    

Secret meeting top story on TMZ, that doesn't even make sense

316 days ago
38.

Jackie    

Why is this being highlighted and given so much attention?...you'd think he shot and killed a person with all this coverage. Honestly this isn't helping the Kardashians pay TMZ rumors.

316 days ago
39.

Peter Popoff    

Kanye your next buddy

316 days ago
40.

ketjo    

TMZ won't quit till this man's dead ....And when he's gone I hope his family has the guts to charge TMZ along Kris Jenner and Khloe Kardashion Odam with causing his death .by hounding him in the media.....

316 days ago
41.

GothamGirl    

What is Lamar supposed to do? Crawl back to Khloe, after this media blitz, castrated and under her control? Run Lamar, Run!!!

316 days ago
42.

2idiots    

good thing this was a SECRET meeting. WHO leaked all this info and how can you say SECRET?.
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don't you mean SEACREST meeting (aka Production meeting)
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On MONDAY Mike said on TMZ LIE that KHLOE does NOT want this to play out in the media.....how come it's still being played on in the media?

316 days ago
43.

Carriejane    

So when he comes out and publicly apologizes and ADMITS it all, are you people still gonna somehow find a way to blame Kris ? sure you will. HE made these bad decisions ,no one else.

316 days ago
44.

2idiots    

Where's NORF?

316 days ago
45.

karen Benedict    

Don't judge we have all had our trouble with one thing or another give them a break nobody is perfect I lived the same life as Kloe she needs to read the book (COCAINE CONFESSIONS DIARY OF A MADMAN) There is hope after dealing with a addict this book would be good for anybody who has had a drug addition.

316 days ago
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