Lamar Odom, the troubled NBA star, got a lifeline from the Los Angeles Lakers in the form of an offer of a spot on their roster. The conditions are that he must go immediately to, and complete, a stint in rehab. Mitch Kupchak, the Lakers' general manager, allegedly offered the sensational lifeline to 33-year-old Lamar’s agent Jeff Schwartz, according to Radar Online on Thursday, Aug. 29. A source says they did so because the Lakers organization, as well as the Buss family, are extremely concerned about his well being. Meanwhile, his wife Khloe Kardashian posted a selfie to her Instagram account yesterday in which she looks somber and somewhat sad.
Reports say Lamar is resistant to the Lakers offer, still maintaining he can kick his habit on his own. He also is concerned about missing training camp.
Radar's sources still claim Lamar is hooked on OxyContin, a synthetic form of morphine, which is considered twice as strong. Apparently the drug was detected in several of the six drug tests Odom took last season.
However, the husband of Khloe Kardashian avoided getting tossed out of the NBA since he produced a valid prescription for the medication.
Other sources have reported the basketball player is addicted to crack. Still others say his drug of choice is straight cocaine, and all seem to point to an alcohol problem as well.
Since Lamar returned home earlier this week, rumors that the couple of nearly four years have formally separated are proving false. But multiple sources for Us Weekly report that the NBA free agent is in fact battling a drug addiction.
Odom's addiction has taken over their marriage. According to their sources, the problem is cocaine. Lamar would be high for three or four days at a time. If true that would certainly put a strain on their marriage.
Khloe Kardashian did give her husband an ultimatum to either get help or leave. Lamar supposedly nixed the help and disappeared for nearly 72 hours on a drug binge. But now he's back at home, but no reports on what kind of help, if any, the man might be getting.
Odom's addiction is taking its toll on Kardashian and the marriage though. An insider claims Khloe has seemed extremely unhappy lately, adding that she's just not herself.
"It's heartbreaking to see how unhappy she is, because she is in love with him. It's so sad", the source said.