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Lamar Odom has made big changes since breaking up with girlfriend

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Lamar Odom has been single since he broke up with his longtime girlfriend late last year, and he says the split led to several significant changes in his life.

Thursday marked one year since Odom and his ex-girlfriend Sabrina Parr called off their engagement. In a lengthy Instagram post, Odom revealed that he left Parr at a hotel without notice in order to get out of an “abusive” and “toxic” relationship. He said he turned to marijuana and other women to avoid being alone.

“The addict in me hated being alone, the man in me wanted a pretty face to wake up to, it was hard,” Odom wrote. “Late nights and early mornings alone wears on a brother. I sought solace in marijuana and a slew of random women, not loving any of them, not really wanting to be with any of them, but it beat being lonely.”

Odom said a “light bulb went off” one day and that he swore off drugs with the help of his support system. He has also taken a break from dating and is working on his personal brand.

“Today, I am free. Drug free. Marijuana free. Relationship free. I am rebuilding a relationship with myself. With my family. I am focused on my faith. My growth. My brand. I am a legend. I own that. I am a recovering addict. I own that too. Stand in your truth. Do not believe everything you read,” Odom wrote.

You can see the full post below:

There are two sides to every story, of course. Parr wrote on social media late last year that she had made the difficult decision to end her relationship with Odom. What was more troubling was that she said Odom “desperately needs” help.

Roughly a week later, Parr shared photos and videos on social media that indicated she and Lamar had gone on a romantic getaway to celebrate the anniversary of their engagement.

Parr used to be an ESPN contributor, but she was fired a few years back for some comments she made about two NFL players.

Odom has a long history with drug an alcohol addiction. Hopefully he remains on the straight and narrow.

Photo: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Lamar Odom canceled guest appearance on show for health reasons

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Lamar Odom had to cancel a recently-scheduled guest appearance due to health reasons.

Odom was set to appear on “Addiction Talk” with Joy Sutton last week on Facebook Live. However, he canceled due to health reasons, saying that he was dealing with dehydration and exhaustion.

“Just moments ago we received information from his team, the agency that works with him, that let us know that he wont be able to join us tonight due to some health concerns,” Sutton said, via Page Six. “We’ve been told that he’s dealing with dehydration and exhaustion, and I can tell you that he did want to be here tonight.”

Odom’s dehydration and exhaustion issues stemmed from working out and basketball camps, according to his representatives.

Odom, 41, had a near-death experience after being discovered unconscious at a Las Vegas brothel in 2015. He miraculously survive that episode. The former NBA Sixth Man of the Year has dealt with drug and alcohol addiction during his life as well.

Lamar Odom ordered to pay ex-girlfriend Liza Morales nearly $400K

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Lamar Odom enthusiastically defended himself earlier this month after his ex-girlfriend, Liza Morales, accused him of skipping out on child support payments, but a judge is not buying the former NBA star’s side of the story.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper signed a judgment on Thursday ordering Odom to pay Morales a total of $380,549 to cover missed child support and rent payments, college tuition costs and legal fees. Odom and Morales have two children together, 23-year-old Destiny and 19-year-old Lamar Jr.

Cooper ripped Odom during a hearing last month in which Morales claimed Lamar has been skipping out on child support payments for a year. She said she owed nearly $83,000 for rent at the apartment in Lower Manhattan where she lives with Destiny and Lamar Jr. and that she was facing eviction. Odom and Morales reached a settlement agreement in 2015, and Morales says Odom has not honored it since June 2020.

Odom fired back on Instagram and accused Morales of not attempting to work, earn money, or make reasonable alterations to the way she spends money. He said his responsibilities ended when his and Morales’ children became adults. Odom later deleted the post, but you can read the text here.

Lamar Odom sued over missed car payments, blames his ex

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Lamar Odom was taken to court by his ex-girlfriend over missed payments, and now he is being taken to court by a car company over missed payments.

TMZ Sports reported on Thursday that Odom was sued by US Bank Leasing over missed car payments on a 2017 Chevrolet Suburban. Odom hasn’t made payments on the car loan since Feb. 2020, the lender claims. He owes $668.40 per month, according to the report.

A total of $35,116.76 is owed on the car. The lender is threatening repossession if they do not receive payment.

Odom’s rep told TMZ that the car was purchased for the former basketball player’s ex. It’s unclear whether that means Odom’s ex-wife Khloe Kardashian, or his ex-girlfriend who has sued him over other financial matters.

Odom recently defended himself against deadbeat dad claims. The 41-year-old says he does not begin receiving his NBA pension until he is 46.

Khloe Kardashian thinks Lamar Odom-Tristan Thompson squabble was ‘childish’

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Lamar Odom and Tristan Thompson got in an Instagram squabble last week in the comments of a Khloe Kardashian post. Apparently their tiff didn’t leave Kardashian impressed.

E! News reported Monday about Kardashian’s feelings, based on information from an insider.

“Khloe thinks the IG comments from Lamar and Tristan were childish,” the insider told E!. “She hates they were publicly acting like that, but also had a laugh.”

Of course she got a laugh from it. How could she not? Odom was acting super thirsty in her comments section. Not to be outdone, Thompson sent a warning to Odom in response.

Thompson and Kardashian began dating in 2016 and share a child together. They broke up last month, but Thompson reportedly is trying to get back together with Kardashian. He has some competition from Odom.

Tristan Thompson warns Lamar Odom after Khloe Kardashian Instagram comment

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Tristan Thompson sent a warning to Lamar Odom after his Instagram comment on a Khloe Kardashian photo.

Odom responded to a bikini photo Kardashian posted on Instagram Friday by calling her a hottie and adding several emojis. Thompson, who has been in a relationship with Kardashian until recently, threatened Odom in response.

“God brought you back the first time,” Thompson told Odom in a response. “Play if you want, different results.”

Thompson seems to be referencing Odom’s near-death experience after overdosing at a brothel in Nevada. He seems to be suggesting that if Odom continues to try and pursue Khloe, worse things will happen.

Odom was married to Kardashian from 2009-2016. Khloe and Thompson began dating in 2016 and had a daughter together in 2018. The two had some drama in their relationship and were off-and-on before getting back together last year. However, they broke up last month.

Thompson still seems to be very protective of Khloe and not willing to give up the relationship.

Lamar Odom falls for Khloe Kardashian thirst trap photo on Instagram

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Lamar Odom still has eyes for his ex-wife Khloe Kardashian.

Kardashian posted a photo on Instagram of herself in a bikini, getting wet under an outdoor shower head. The photo is intended to make people lust after her (aka “thirsty”), which is why such a photo is termed a “thirst trap.”

Odom fell into the trap and commented on the photo. He wrote “hottie” along with a couple of flame emojis and other heart-related emojis.

He later reportedly deleted the comment.

Odom, 41, was married to Khloe from 2009-2016. During that time, he was a frequent figure on the “Keeping up with the Kardashians” reality TV show. He and Khloe had a spinoff show as well.

Their relationship was rocky owing in part to Odom’s drug and alcohol abuse. Their divorce was finalized in late 2016, a year after Odom’s infamous overdose that nearly resulted in his death.

Odom’s flirtation with Kardashian comes the month she reportedly broke up with Tristan Thompson.

Lamar Odom blasts ex-girlfriend in Instagram post

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There are two sides to every story, and Lamar Odom is sharing his side of the child support payment dispute with his ex-girlfriend, Liza Morales.

Morales has gone after Odom and sued him over alleged missed child support payments. Just recently, a judge ripped Odom for not making payments.

But now, Odom has shared his side in an Instagram post where he countered Morales’ claims. In the post, Odom essentially called Morales a deadbeat for not attempting to work, earn money, or make reasonable alterations to the way she spends money.

Here is what his post said:

“Back in the news on some BS!!
truliza4u (I’m blocked)

I never air out my personal business because it’s personal but I have had enough.
I was never married to my kids mother. I took care of her from the second she became pregnant and even after I was married I still paid her bills. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE for a GROWN A– WOMAN!! Once my children became adults my duties were done! I told her to GO TO WORK! MOVE into an affordable home, she didn’t listen and that is NOT on ME!
The news, the media, the public loves to vilify a man, call him deadbeat, say how terrible he is as a man but what about a woman who refuses to get off her a– and make a living for herself? She is just as responsible for taking care of our now ADULT children as I was so why isn’t she held to the same standard?
Enough is enough. I do not get pension from the NBA until I’m 46. I do not own a CBD line, I did not get paid $40k from Celebrity Boxing

Am I working ? YES
Am I building a solid brand ? YES
Do I send my kids money monthly ? Hell yes !
Do I support Liza? No !!! And I shouldn’t be made to either! So I will have my day in court, I was never served papers to appear and I will be filing an injunction to this bitter Judges order.

To all the women out here who are mothers taking care of their kids I salute you!

To all the fathers who take care of their kids but receive NO credit, I feel you and salute you too!

To the Liza’s who sit on their a–es and expect a handout, who lie and manipulate their children, who use their children as pawns, who creates stories and scenarios to attract attention, may you seek healing and counseling for your brokenness ~ you need it.”

Odom did not hold back a all.

He will have his day in court to see what a judge says about his injunction request. Whether he is with a Kardashian or not, the drama seems to follow him.

Lamar Odom ripped by judge for not making child support payments

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Lamar Odom has had plenty of issues since his NBA career ended eight years ago, and we can now add not making child support payments to the list.

Odom was sued last month by his ex-girlfriend Liza Morales, who says the former Los Angeles Laker has been skipping out on child support payments for a year now. The two reached a settlement agreement in 2015, and Morales says Odom has not honored it since June 2020. As a result, she says she has fallen way behind on rent and an eviction case has been opened against her.

Morales says Odom owes nearly $83,000 for rent at the apartment in Lower Manhattan where she lives with hers and Lamar’s two children, according to Page Six. Morales’ lawyer, Abraham Borenstein, says Odom also owes more than $90,000 in child support payments. Morales said in court on Tuesday that Odom has not given her any money despite recently making $40,000 in his celebrity boxing match with Aaron Carter.

Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Matthew Cooper encouraged Morales to file a judgment for him to sign.

“If Mr. Odom is in good enough shape to participate in a boxing match, he’s certainly in good enough shape to abide by his obligations to support his children as set forth in the settlement agreement,” Cooper said.

Morales claims Odom also owes her $24,000 for college application fees and room and board for their children. She says he drained bank accounts that each held over $68,000 that was set aside to use for college tuition. Morales added that Odom is “definitely making income” between his NBA pension, the boxing match and other things he is doing with his brand.

“I will just offer the observation that if Mr. Odom wants to have a brand that means anything, it should be one where the person behind the brand pays to support his children and doesn’t leave his children in danger of being evicted,” Cooper said.

Odom beat Carter in an ugly “fight” earlier this month that was really more of a freak show. It’s unclear how much income the 41-year-old currently has, but even agreeing to the bizarre fight made him seem desperate for money.

Lamar Odom, Rajon Rondo banned from Dallas establishment

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One Dallas establishment stays so faithful to the Mavericks that they have banned poorly-performing players of the home team from visiting their venue.

Yes, an entertainment venue in Rockwall, Texas called Shenaniganz has banned Lamar Odom, Rajon Rondo and DeAndre Jordan from visiting the place.

A patron noticed the funny oddity and shared a photo on social media that went viral.

What do all three men have in common? They are all current or former NBA players who had terrible tenures with the Mavericks.

Jordan agreed to sign with the team as a free agent in 2015 before notoriously backing out. Lamar Odom was reportedly on drugs during a disastrous 2011-2012 stint with Dallas. He also had a terrible experience with Mark Cuban. Rondo also had a disastrous stint with the Mavs in 2014-2015 and was asked to leave the team.

“They could crawl here on hands and knees from whatever city they’re living in and beg, and we still wouldn’t let them inside,” Shenaniganz co-owner Parker Coddington told WFAA regarding the players.

Coddington also told WFAA that Mark Cuban is not safe from a possible banning if he doesn’t improve the team. Those are some high stakes for the Mavericks owner.

You have to love the dedication of these hardcore fans. Much like many true fans, they do not let go of grudges easily.