You log off the Internet for a few hours and before you know it, Lamar Odom has a drug problem.
A serious, made-for-TV-movie drug problem.
According to TMZ, the basketball star has been heavily into drugs for years—it only got worse after he was traded from the Lakers to the Mavericks.
The alleged drug use also put a significant strain on his marriage to Khloe Kardashian, in addition to multiple infidelity rumors.
Here’s what TMZ has gathered so far in regards to Lamar’s drug history at its worst:
- In March 2012, Lamar stayed at a Westin hotel in Memphis. When he checked out, he left behind quarter-sized burn marks on the carpets and a white, powdery residue on the desk blotter
- No one on the Mavericks knew about his substance abuse, just that his on-court performance was suffering
- He was smoking Oxycontin, which eventually escalated to crack cocaine
- No one in the Kardashian family knew about Lamar’s drug problem, except Khloe