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Report: Lamar Odom checked into rehab facility

Sep 5, 2013, 2:52 AM EDT

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Let’s hope this is true.

Lamar Odom has checked into a rehab facility, reports People Magazine.

“He realized he needs help,” a source says of the NBA free agent and husband of reality star Khloé Kardashian Odom.

There have been a lot of rumors about Odom over the past several weeks and separating fact from tabloid fiction was difficult. Yet this much was clear — Odom was in trouble and on a bad downward spiral that involved substance abulse. There was his agent admitting drug issues, there was the DUI, there was all of it. I can also tell you there were a lot of his friends around basketball trying to reach out, trying to help a player that was pretty universally liked around the league.

Odom has had a lot of hurdles in his life — a heroine addicted father, his mother died of cancer when he was 12, he bounced around high schools and colleges, he had a marijuana suspension early in his NBA career, there was his child dying of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, there was the car he was a passenger in hitting and killing a teenager on a bike a couple years ago — but through it all he has persevered. He has been good natured and funny, even if that was masking his personal battles.

Hopefully with help he can persevere again. His NBA career — which has hit tough times too after a couple difficult seasons — is secondary.

  1. 00maltliquor - Sep 5, 2013 at 3:08 AM

    I don’t really know about “hoping this is true”. That would mean he really did have a problem in the first place.

    Either way man I hope LO gets out of this dark place and finds some inner peace. He’s spiraling downward way too fast lately. Good luck LO, love ya man. Laker for life.

  2. spthegr8 - Sep 5, 2013 at 4:10 AM

    I think it’s pretty clear homie, that L.O. has a problem. It would be one thing if their were just reports but, everybody knew something was wrong with his home life when he rolls out of his house and is staying @ local hotels, while his wife is just home chillin. Then someone from Khloes camp leaked the drug issues, right around the time hotel workers, were giving reports about him trashing the rooms & leaving burn holes in the carpet. Then the DUI put the stamp of approval on it. Where there is smoke, there is fire!!

    If he did go into rehab, I hope he did it for himself & not to please everybody else. If he isn’t doing it for the right reason ( for himself ) Then rehab isn’t gonna do any good. I truly hope L.O gets his life back on track. From what I’ve seen & heard he is a genuine good guy. He has been thru a lot & hopefully, he’ll make it thru this!!

    • edwardemanuelson - Sep 5, 2013 at 7:19 AM

      Amen to that. If he isn’t truly ready to help himself, rehab will do him no good.

  3. papacrick - Sep 5, 2013 at 4:34 AM

    Isn’t this the same blog saying all of this was fake last week because tmz reported it even though it was clearly true? I don’t think anybody would make this up just to damage a player like Odom

    • asimonetti88 - Sep 5, 2013 at 10:31 AM

      You’re right. TMZ would never make something up just to damage someone. They have way too much integrity for that.

    • badintent - Sep 6, 2013 at 1:48 AM

      Screw TMZ . owned by that smuck slimeball Murdoch. Hope some one burns down the head office at night . Only an idiot would watch their TV show too.

  4. dirtybird28 - Sep 5, 2013 at 6:46 AM

    Good luck Lamar Odom. Even us Boston fans recognize real, get back on track!

  5. divan22 - Sep 5, 2013 at 8:00 AM

    “Odom has had a lot of hurdles in his life — a heroine addicted father”

    I feel your pain, Lamar. My father was also addicted to women of distinguished courage or ability.

    • granadafan - Sep 5, 2013 at 11:43 AM

      Damn, you beat me to it.

  6. tannethrill - Sep 5, 2013 at 8:10 AM

    With a story like that it surprises me that he would be drawn to a reality TV family.

  7. thegonz13 - Sep 5, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    The sad thing in all this is that I wouldn’t be surprised if the Kardashians -who are the worst possible media whores- try to turn Odom’s demons into ratings for their crappy TV show…

    • money2long - Sep 5, 2013 at 10:45 AM

      i hear his wife plans on divorcing him, but she will hold it off til later on this month so it reaches a year or so. that way she can get more $. guess that’s how divorce works

      • skinsfanwill - Sep 5, 2013 at 12:24 PM

        These chicks have no class whatsoever. What about her vows, “till death do us part”, “in sickness and in health”? Right now he’s sick and she is ready to bolt. He needs to leave that beotch alone when he gets out.

      • zacksdad - Sep 5, 2013 at 12:26 PM

        First of all they probably have a prenup. Second of all she is worth more than him.

  8. wtfruthinkn - Sep 5, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Abulse? Heroine?

  9. bux1022 - Sep 5, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Khloe ain’t worth S**T!!

  10. derailedguy - Sep 5, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    I hope he bounces back and overcomes his addiction.

  11. thegonz13 - Sep 5, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Khloe Kardashian may HAVE more money but that doesn’t mean she’s WORTH something…

  12. dysraw1 - Sep 5, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    lets wish him success in his endeavors,and hope this allows him to heal. as with any learning experience, you only got out of it. what you put into it.

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