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Lamar Odom

I Don't Have a Crack Problem

9/10/2013 9:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE



Lamar Odom says he's absolutely NOT a drug addict ... doesn't need professional help ... and is confident he'll play in the NBA next season.

He's wrong on all 3 counts.

33-year-old Odom went to Teru Sushi in Studio City last night ... and after taking some photos with fans, he finally addressed the media about drug issues in his life ... claiming everything is hunky-dory.

Problem is ... Odom is clearly in denial. As we've previously reported, just about everyone in his life -- personally and professionally -- knows about his battle with substance abuse, including his wife Khloe Kardashian.

In the last year alone, Lamar's been thrown out of hotels ... busted for DUI ... spent time in rehab ... and dropped from multiple NBA teams.

Still, Lamar insists ... "Life is good."

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121.

mib    

Lamar odom is a great guy, great player, anybody rooting against him is a hater...I think people buying into the bs gossip bout him...met him once and many other NBA players he was hands down the nicest, and had just won 2 championships and was a great guy

324 days ago
122.

Sandy    

What I don't get is- if he's NOT on crack then why isn't there a lawsuit against TMZ. So that leave two other possiblities- 1. he's on crack 2.or he's in on the story. So there it is.

324 days ago
123.

Iris Myandowski    

he loves crack ...cannnot get ENOUGH crack ...what's the problem ?

324 days ago
124.

Sandra     

This guy has major issues but I suggest the Kardashians are part of his problems!!

324 days ago
125.

Areader    

Why is Lamar wrong on all 3 counts...because Kris Jenner says he is?

Everyone knows that Harvey Levin and TMZ play the role of Kris Jenner's media bashing outlet!

324 days ago
126.

i-new-with-this    

Good to seen lomar smile and LAUGHT

324 days ago
127.

t    

Crack is Wack...

324 days ago
128.

James420    

His statement is more credible than anything else that has been presented. I'm sick of these trashy hos and anonymous sources. There's no proof

324 days ago
129.

Detroit_Allie    

This is all for ratings. This has been the lowest rated season ever for the Lardashians. Also, it takes some of the heat and embarrassment off of Mama Kris for being dropped by her talk show.

324 days ago
130.

kuality79    

Tmz sports sounds stupid as hell.

324 days ago
131.

Vonnie    

Lamar is in denial.

324 days ago
132.

scott    

Lamar has a crack problem ? More like a in-law problem. Leave the man alone if you had to deal with that famliy( Kardashian ). Drugs and booze won't kill that pain. Get rid of her and find a women who'll love you, take care of you and doesn't need a TV crew to tape your home life..move on man

324 days ago
133.

racerboy    

This is all pretty typical of the NBA and Hollywood cultures. What is so surprising? And, really, who cares. Both are losers bringing absolutley nothing to the betterment of society.

324 days ago
134.

Heidi    

TMZ's quote after Lamar's response that everything is hunky-dory is that "Odom is clearly in denial". I differ & say that he 'doesn't want or care to talk or share any information with TMZ...
#PlayingItSmart

324 days ago
135.

rob    

He doesn't look like a crack head.

324 days ago
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