Lamar Odom has been involved in a lot of off-court issues lately, mostly appearing on gossip sites concerning his marriage to Khloe Kardashian. Recently Odom was tabbed as missing, but ESPN reported on Aug. 26 that Odom is actually living in a hotel room at the moment with some friends.
Odom is staying with his friends, who are trying to help him kick an unspecified drug habit.
The news originally broke on TMZ yesterday, when the site claimed originally that Odom had been missing for 72 hours after a big fight with his wife. The site also mentioned the many alleged drug problems the former Los Angeles Clippers basketball star faced recently, including a rehab stay in 2012.
After this news hit, ABC News reports that Odom’s agent reached out and said that the basketball star was not missing, and that Khloe Kardashian knew exactly where Odom was. His agent also said that Odom was in talks with both the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers to return to play basketball in 2013.
However, before that can happen, Lamar Odom has some personal demons to face down. According to the TMZ story, the drug use stretches back to Odom’s Dallas Mavericks playing days, when a hotel the team stayed at reported white powder in his room as well as the stench of smoke. Other drugs that TMZ uncovered might be involved include Oxycontin, cocaine, and more recently crack.
The relationship between Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom also seems at a breaking point, as the reality TV star recently went to Twitter and exploded at the situation, shaming anyone who has talked about her family.