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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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46.

Toilethead    

And crappy fake reality show producers!

387 days ago
47.

Knownbutunknown     

Lamar is paying y'all fu$&ing bills this year TMZ!

387 days ago
48.

HillbillyHell    

12th Step call.

387 days ago
49.

nisiek    

Why do all men involved with this family have such tragedies befall them, Scott and Kanye better scoot, this is the most de-masculating family ever. Just look at Bruce and what he is now.

387 days ago
50.

umm ok    

seems like that went well.......

387 days ago
51.

Brian     

Why does anyone care about this ghetto trash. He's just another trash BB player married to a trash no talent spoiled trust fund a-----e. They both are so gross to me, I wouldn't give them the time of day.

386 days ago
52.

LittleBIt    

Lamar Odom seems like the nicest, sweetest guy. I'm really stunned he has this terrible drug/alcohol problem. I never saw this coming. Think he and Khloe are a great couple and I hope Lamar can kick this nasty, life-killing habit before something bad happens to him or his career. Really think him and Khloe are a great couple and she sure does seem to love him. Such a damn shame when good people let drugs mess up their lives. LA is the devils playground. I woudl NEVER EVER live in LA or California. Too many nuts, drugs, gangs, photogs and phoney people. Hes got a lot to be thankful for and to live for. Wishing you well, Lamar and hope you beat your problem. You and Khloe are worth fighting for.

386 days ago
53.

Exclusive    

"Heres the problem" the meeting was no secret. Lmao. Why would TMZ report it as a secret meeting? Because they were not invited or maybe the Kardashians forgot to tell TMZ about it before hand and they found out about it on their own. I could then see how TMZ would consider it "a secret meeting."

386 days ago
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