Lamar Odom’s Dad Says His Son Is Not Missing

By: Andrea Simpson / August 26, 2013

Lamar Odom’s father is coming to his son’s defense amid rumors his marriage is falling apart over his supposed drug abuse.

And reports that the basketball pro has gone missing are just simply not true.

“I spoke with my son last night,” Joe Odom told Celebuzz. “I know where he is at, he’s around.”

Any news to the contrary he adds is “a bunch of bulls**t.”

“I told him I want him to resume his basketball career and that this s**t is not good, it’s a bad look,” he said.

“I love my son.”

Over the weekend news surfaced that no one had seen Lamar for three days, including his wife Khloe Kardashian and her family.

“I heard the reports, I’m his father,” he said when asked about reports that the former L.A. Clippers star’s four-year marriage is crumbling due to his supposed drug addiction.

The constant negative attention is a reason his son has kept a lower profile, he says.

“They’re always around and it’s probably depressing him, the poor fellow. It’s terrible,” said Joe.

“That’s why I don’t want to talk to anybody because of this negative s**t… because of the bulls**t they’re saying.

“It’s probably making him depressed, that’s maybe one reason.”

Joe specifically pointed out the recent run-in with paps inside Lamar’s gated community when he allegedly destroyed a paparazzo’s camera (which the D.A. has decided not to prosecute.)