A real shocker today as news surfaces that former Los Angeles Clipper Lamar Odom has been struggling with substance abuse. The addiction has been so severe that it landed the basketball player in rehab a year ago and is being blamed for causing marital problems with wife Khloe Kardashian Odom.
Up until now, tabloids had blamed the couple’s marriage issues on Lamar’s infidelity, but his drug problems have been ongoing for the past two years. Khloe convinced Lamar to check into a San Diego rehab facility last August, but he only lasted three weeks before leaving. He apparently stayed clean during his 2012-2013 season with the Clippers, but relapsed “into hardcore recreational drugs” post-season.
Khloe reportedly believes Lamar was not faithful but was more intent on saving his life. According to TMZ, Odom’s family staged an intervention with the intention of having Lamar return to rehab. The intervention failed and Khloe kicked him out of the house. Photos of him packing up and leaving his home soon surfaced.