Friends and family have been trying to convince Lamar Odom to seek help in the wake of him resorting to some of his old habits, but the former NBA star is reportedly not interested in hearing what other people have to say.
A report from Extra claims some family members made an unsuccessful attempt at staging an intervention for Odom in New York Friday night. A source told the gossip publication that Odom’s aunt, children and ex-wife were among those in attendance, but an “extremely surprised” Odom walked out.
Odom’s cousin has reportedly reached out to Darryl Strawberry in an attempt to have the former MLB player convince Odom to start a program at the Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center in Florida. Strawberry is said to have joined the intervention via video chat.
Things do not appear to be going well for Odom more than eight months after he nearly lost his life to a drug overdose. His estranged wife Khloe Kardashian has kicked Lamar out of the home she was renting for him, and Odom reportedly caused a scene on a plane recently and had to be removed. He obviously needs professional help.
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Lamar Odom was reportedly removed from a flight on Monday night because he was drunk and vomiting.
Witnesses told TMZ that Odom spent a good amount of time in the Delta lounge at LAX airport prior to boarding his flight for NYC and was “pounding down beers and whiskey.” He was described as “wasted” by the time he boarded the flight, and he supposedly sprinted to the bathroom and threw up just before the plane was about to take off.
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Two passengers in first class tell TMZ, Lamar went to 4B and sat down, but as the plane was about to pull back he bolted for the front, threw up in the galley and then walked in the bathroom and with the door open threw up again. When he came out of the bathroom, we’re told he had vomit on his clothes.
The passengers tell us the flight attendants “gently” escorted Lamar off the plane, and a cleaning crew came on board to deal with the mess. The flight attendants put Lamar’s carry-on belongings in a plastic bag and removed them from the plane.
The witness accounts get even more embarrassing from there. Odom allegedly returned 10 minutes later with vomit on his clothes and proceeded to take his seat. After another wobbly trip to the restroom, one of the passengers piped up and said something.
“Don’t you know his history?” the passenger reportedly asked. “I don’t want a dead body at 30,000 feet.”
Odom was once again removed from the plane, which ended up arriving in New York 40 minutes behind schedule.
We haven’t heard many good things about Odom’s struggle with addiction lately. Khloe Kardashian has reportedly kicked him out of the home she was renting for him after friends discovered signs that the former NBA star could be using drugs again. You can read more about what was found at the home here.
All indications are that Odom still very much needs help.
Lamar Odom is looking for a new roommate or a place to live.
Since he was released from the hospital after nearly losing his life to a drug overdose, Odom had been living in a rental home that his estranged wife Khloe Kardashian rented for him. The home was in the same upscale Calabasas community where Khloe lives, as she wanted to be able to help Odom during his difficult recovery.
Odom has apparently been evicted.
TMZ reports that Kardashian is not planning to renew the lease on the $25,000-per-month home when it expires at the end of July. Khloe has been trying to convince Odom to get help since he started drinking again, and she apparently decided she will no longer provide him with a place to live when drug paraphernalia was found in the rental property.
There have been conflicting rumors about the current relationship between Kardashian and Odom. One report from a month ago claimed Kardashian was considering getting a restraining order against Lamar. A more recent gossip report indicated the exact opposite is true.
Kardashian re-filed for divorce from Odom back in May.
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom still have not finalized their divorce, and the reasons for that are quite different depending who you ask.
A report from RadarOnline.com this week claims Kardashian and Odom have still been sleeping together and that Khloe “cannot make up her mind” about her future with Lamar.
“It is no secret to Khloe’s sisters and immediate family that she and Lamar still have sex,” a source close to the Kardashians reportedly told the gossip publication. “Khloe may try to act innocent, but everyone who knows her knows that is not the case!”
Considering we heard earlier this month that Khloe is considering a restraining order against Lamar, the latest information is pretty interesting.
“One minute she hates him, and the next she loves him,” the source added. “One day she is crying about him to her family and then the next day she is talking about what great sex they still have.”
Kardashian originally called off the divorce after Odom’s overdose so she could help make medical decisions for him and allow him to focus on recovering. She filed once again back in May, supposedly telling the former NBA star that she wants to move on and start a family with someone.
There have been rumors that Odom is drinking again and could even be using drugs (details here), so that has likely complicated things with Khloe. As for if and when they will ever finalize their divorce, that is anyone’s guess.
The latest twist in the Khloe Kardashian-Lamar Odom saga is that Khloe apparently is considering a restraining order against her estranged husband.
Kardashian filed for divorce from Odom for a second time in May — she previously had called off her first divorce attempt — and is losing patience with the former NBA player.
Radar Online says Odom has been harassing her and name-calling through drunken text message barrages.
“She’s now considering a restraining order against him because he’s been threatening all kinds of crazy things, from spilling all her secrets to hoping she drops dead,” an insider told Radar Online.
The report should not come as much of a surprise. Khloe was said to be “sick” over Lamar’s drinking and had wanted him to go to rehab a few months ago. On top of her disappointment with Odom over his alcoholism, Khloe was seen flirting with Odell Beckham Jr., which may be giving her more confidence to move on from Lamar.
Lamar Odom’s friends are reportedly concerned that the former NBA star is using drugs again.
According to TMZ, some of Odom’s friends recently found crack pipes in his home and confronted him over it. The discovery was supposedly made when Odom’s friends went to his house for an intervention. He was said to be unreceptive and insisted he does not need help. During the visit, the friends reportedly noticed “drug paraphernalia scattered all over the place.”
Odom nearly lost his life after he overdosed on drugs at a Nevada brothel back in October. We know he has been drinking alcohol, and his friends were already said to be very concerned about that. It was also a source of stress for Khloe Kardashian.
Odom is lucky to be alive, so we certainly hope he isn’t using drugs again. We also hope he ignores this offer from the brothel where he overdosed. You’d hate to see Odom turn his nose up at his second lease on life.
Khloe Kardashian has once again filed for divorce from Lamar Odom, according to a report.
Kardashian and Odom were in the process of splitting before Odom suffered a drug overdose nearly six months ago, which led to Khloe putting the divorce on hold. She was quick to point out that the former couple had not reconciled and that she simply felt the timing was inappropriate given Odom’s health situation.
TMZ is now reporting that Kardashian re-filed the divorce paperwork on Thursday. The split is said to be an “amicable” one, as there is a prenup in place and was already a property settlement worked out the first time around.
In a later report, TMZ added that Kardashian spoke to Odom and explained that she wants to have children and start a family. She had promised to not go through with the divorce until she was confident Odom can take care of himself.
Odom’s friends have supposedly been concerned that the former NBA star is drinking again after nearly losing his life. Kardashian reportedly wanted Odom to go to rehab and was distraught that he feels he can drink responsibly given all that happened.
As for starting a family, it’s unclear if Kardashian is dating anyone at the moment. She called things off with this NBA star a while back.
It has been six months since Lamar Odom overdosed on drugs, and the owner of the establishment where the former NBA star nearly lost his life thinks it’s about time Odom returned for a visit.
Dennis Hof, owner of the Love Ranch in Nevada, has invited Odom back to his brothel and offered him complimentary “services.”
“First night and 2 girls are on me, plus all the Remy Martin you can drink,” Hof told TMZ.
Hof has clearly come a long way from threatening to sue Khloe Kardashian for all the money Odom owed him.
While Odom was said to have been drinking very heavily before being rushed to the hospital, Hof says it was drug use — not sex and alcohol — that was the issue. Hof promised to ensure Odom’s privacy this time by shutting down all security cameras and collecting cell phones. He also wants to remind Odom how much the people of the Love Ranch care about him.
“Don’t forget, the people who work here are the one’s who saved his life,” Hof said. “We truly care about him.”
Odom did overdose on drugs (listen to the terrifying 911 call here), but is that really the point? Going back to the Love Ranch sounds like a terrible idea. People close to Odom are already reportedly concerned that the 36-year-old is drinking again. The last thing Odom needs is to revert back to some of his old ways.
Lamar Odom recently expressed interest in getting his basketball career back on track, and Baron Davis has offered to help by inviting Odom to play with the Drew League this summer.
Davis told TMZ this week that he is planning to reach out to Odom.
“I’m going to reach out to LO to see if he would want to play alongside me on my team since he is wanting to return,” he said.
The Drew League, which gained heightened publicity during the 2011 NBA lockout, is one of the top summer leagues in the country for offseason basketball. Many NBA players and incredibly talented amateurs play in the league, and that way be a great way for Odom to show he can still play.
But can he still play? Odom said earlier this month that the next step on his road to recovery is getting back to playing basketball, though he did not specify if he meant he is eyeing an NBA comeback. It’s not a great sign that there have been rumors Odom is drinking again, though he insists he does not still have a problem.
In addition to almost losing his life to a drug overdose less than six months ago, Odom is 36. He would probably have a hard time making an NBA comeback at his age if he was totally healthy, let alone with some of the things we have heard about him. But if he has any chance at all, the Drew League would be a great place to start.
Lamar Odom was in attendance Wednesday night to watch the final game of Kobe Bryant’s NBA career. At the conclusion of the evening, Odom hinted that he is hoping his own basketball career is not yet over.
Odom spoke with ET on the floor at the Staples Center and was asked how he has been feeling. He said he has “never been better” and that the next step for him is to get back to playing.
“(I want to) get back on the court,” he said. “I still got it. I can (still play).”
Odom also addressed Khloe Kardashian’s recent comments about moving forward with the divorce.
“We did talk, you know, everything is [up for] discussion,” he said. “We talk about anything. We’ve been through a lot. It won’t ever stop.”
The chances of Odom returning to the NBA are incredibly slim. In addition to being less than six months removed from nearly dying of a drug overdose, there have been rumors that Odom is drinking again and his friends are said to be concerned. Odom said it can be “tough” listening to all the gossip reports.
“I mean, it gets tough, especially if so much gets speculated,” he explained when asked about photos that showed him out at a bar. “Only a few people know the truth, and I just keep that close to my heart.”
When you read about some of the health issues Odom is still having, it’s hard to imagine basketball is an option at this point. Perhaps he could sign with a team in Europe if his skills are still intact, but even that seems like a stretch.
You can watch Odom’s interview with ET below: