NBA star Lamar Odom seems to be losing everything to substance abuse. The New York Daily News reported on Aug. 24, 2013, Khloe Karadashin, Lamar Odom's marriage in trouble as NBA star struggles with substance abuse. Although there have been reports that his marriage was on the rocks because Odom may have been unfaithful to his wife of almost four years, the real problem may be the NBA star has reportedly had a serious problem with recreational drugs for the past two years.
Last August Odom allegedly checked into a rehab center in San Diego, and 29 year old Karadashin reportedly hired a private investigator to stand guard outside the center to make certain Odom would not leave. Odom, at 33 years old, is said to have constantly threatened to check out, but he ended up staying for three weeks before finally leaving for good.
Odom is said to have remained clean once he left rehab and it did not affect his basketball season with the Los Angeles Clippers during this past year. However it has been alleged when the season was over he "slipped deep back into hardcore recreational drugs." Although Karadashin is convinced the cheating rumors may have been true, the drug use appears to be the main problem in their marriage right now.
Sporting News has reported, Lamar Odom has had a 'hard-core drug abuse' problem. Odom has not been looking as strong since he left the Los Angeles Lakers for the Los Angeles Clippers two years ago, but the reasons for the 33-year-old's falloff may be more due to drugs than age. He was the first Laker to win the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year award after the 2010-11 season.
Odom is finding out the hard way recreational drugs can ruin careers and lives. It would be great to see him make a complete recovery and than share his story with kids across America to try to help them stay off of drugs. The dangerous highs from recreational drugs could be replaced with the good feelings from being a highly successful sports player, coupled with the nicer things in life such as a walk in the park or by the beach, some green tea and ginseng and nutritious food.