Lamar Odom Allegedly Doing Drugs Again
Is Lamar Odom back to his old ways?
According to TMZ, friends recently tried to stage an intervention for the basketball player at his Calabasas, Calif. home after noticing that the 36-year-old had been “acting very strange lately.” During the confrontation, the group allegedly found drug paraphernalia — including crack pipes, baggies, and roaches — scattered around his house.
The publication reports that Odom rebuffed his friends and turned down their request for him to seek treatment in rehab, citing that the sports star may feel as if he’s almost invincible as evidenced by his recent visits to local bars while still recovering from 2015’s brush with death.
In 2013, Odom’s alleged mistress Polina Polonksy claimed she saw him use crack cocaine while they were together. “I did see it,” she said at the time. “I can’t imagine that anything was as bad as it is now.”
Recently, Odom’s wife, Khloé Kardashian, filed for divorce for the second time. Insiders said Kardashian was moving forward with the proceedings again because she felt Odom was in a place to resume handling his own affairs following his overdose.
In a new teaser for an upcoming episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, family friend Scott Disick, who’s struggled with addiction issues himself, expresses his concerns for Odom when he was battling for his life.
“When I first heard about what happened with Lamar, it was heartbreaking,” he says. “It didn’t seem like he was able to turn his life around and come back. And now that he has, it’s like a miracle!”
He adds, “He’s got another chance at life so it’s pretty unbelievable.”