Veteran NBA player Lamar Odom was released from custody Friday morning after spending about 3½ hours in jail for his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Odom, 33, was released after posting $15,000 bond and is expected in Van Nuys Municipal Court on Sept. 27.
The 6-foot-10 forward, who most recently played with the Clippers and is now a free agent, was arrested Friday morning after a California Highway Patrol officer observed him driving erratically on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley, officials said.
A CHP report notes that Odom was driving in a “serpentine manner.” He showed signs of being under the influence of either drugs or alcohol and failed a field sobriety test, according to the CHP.
He was booked into custody at 5:01 a.m. and released at 8:33 a.m.
While wife Khloe Kardashian fired off an angry tweet on August 25 saying, “Really hard to sit here and listen to people talk shit about my family! F-ck you and shame on you! I’m too protective for this shit!” Yeah, well, too bad. You want to be famous, you have to deal with this stuff.
She hasn’t addressed her husband’s arrest. She’s been tweeting photos from her Instagram of her and some friends mugging for the camera. Odom’s got his own camera mugging coming, if you know what I mean. (I mean a mugshot.)
August 30, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Kim Kardashian apparently had no idea that her brother-in-law, Lamar Odom, had a serious drug problem. Over the past few days, everything’s coming out. Odom disappeared on a presumed binge and was found at a hotel. Wife Khloe Kardashian wants to separate. THEN everybody denied that any of that happened. Uh, okay. Someone should tell his agent that. So, basically, there’s actual drama going on with the Kardashians. Miss Kim has had a lot going on lately, too. She just had a baby and then slept for 6 weeks. When she woke up, this is what she learned. From E Online:
Kim was “shocked” to learn that brother-in-law Lamar Odom had struggled with substance abuse—information that Khloé only recently disclosed to the rest of her family.
But now that she knows, Kim is being “very supportive,” the insider says. “She only wants what’s best for Khloé.”
Kim “would like to see them work it out,” the source adds. “She knows how much they love each other. Everyone in the family feels divorce should be the last option.”
As recently as today, Mr. Odom was spotted around the Valley near his home. He went to Taco Bell. He made sure everyone could see his wedding ring:
Sometimes in life, there are moments when you just really, really need Taco Bell. This is undoubtedly one of them. Godspeed, Lamar. Godspeed.
August 28, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Lamar Odom, known to some as a basketball player, known to the rest as Khloe Kardashian‘s husband, disappeared for about 3 days. During this time, it was strongly suspected that Odom was on some sort of drug binge and needed help. TMZ reported his disappearance. Today, his agent says Odom is not missing and is in a hotel. From ESPN:
Free-agent forward Lamar Odom is in a Los Angeles hotel, where friends are trying to get him help for an unspecified drug problem, a source told ESPN on Monday.
The information comes after Odom’s agent refuted a TMZ report Sunday that his client had been missing for 72 hours after a dispute with his wife, Khloe Kardashian. Agent Jeff Schwartz would not reveal Odom’s whereabouts, telling ESPN.com’s Marc Stein earlier Monday: “Lamar is not missing. His wife knows exactly where he is.”
So what happened? Why all the mystery? Why is he not at home? TMZ reports that he is coping with a crack addiction and that Khloe and he are separated for now. From TMZ:
Khloe Kardashian kept Lamar Odom’s crack addiction secret from her entire family for most of her marriage … Sources connected to the family tell us … Khloe did not want to burden her family and jeopardize the Kardashian machine by telling the brood about Lamar’s drug issues. We’re told Kourtney and Kim Kardashian learned of Lamar’s addiction “very recently.”
We’re told Kris Jenner has known about it for a longer period of time, but was still kept in the dark for many months.
They followed that up with,
Khloe Kardashian has met with Lamar Odom … and she is desperately trying to save his life …
Sources familiar with the situation tell us, Khloe found Lamar and drove to see him at an undisclosed location.
We’re told Khloe has not given up on Lamar although she says she will never get back with him until he’s clean. On the other hand, we’ve learned she has taken no steps to file for divorce because she believes there’s still a chance Lamar can be saved. (TMZ).
Well, yikes. How awful is Kris Jenner, by the way? “Khloe did not want to burden her family and jeopardize the Kardashian machine by telling the brood about Lamar’s drug issues.” Yeah, I wonder why. Can’t believe she feels the need to tiptoe around her mom when her husband is going through real issues.
August 26, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
We all know Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have been having some serious marriage troubles, what with the whole “Lamar had a two year affair with multiple women” thing hanging over their heads. Now there are reports kicking about that the real problem isn’t the fact that Lamar is sticking it in other ladies but that he has a raging drug problem!
Of course, because these reports are probably BS, there’s no mention of what drugs he was actually on, and considering I’m pretty sure the NBA does frequent drug testing, I’m not sure if he could have got away with it. Of course, there are ways, people you can pay off, blah blah, but I dunno. The story is that his problem got so bad, Khloe sent his ass to rehab but he left after a few weeks, managed to stay clean through the basketball season and then started up again with “hardcore recreational drugs”.
Multiple sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ … Lamar has had a problem for 2 years. It got so bad, last August Khloe pressured Lamar to go to rehab. Lamar went to a facility in San Diego, but he was so resistant Khloe hired private investigators to secretly stand guard at the rehab place to make sure he didn’t leave. The P.I.s stood guard 24/7.
Our sources say Lamar constantly threatened to leave and Khloe made several visits to prevail upon him to stay. We’re told after 3 weeks, Lamar left for good.
We’re told Lamar actually stayed clean once he left rehab and was able to play well for the Clippers this past season. But when the season was over, sources say Lamar slipped deep back into hardcore recreational drugs.
As for reports that Lamar was cheating recently, we’re told Khloe is convinced it happened, and she feels she’s been hit with a double whammy … but drugs are the main problem. As for divorce … neither Khloe nor Lamar has contacted a lawyer. As one source put it, “Khloe is more concerned about saving Lamar than ending her marriage.”
We’re told the situation has become dire. Sources tell us … within the last 2 days, the entire family staged an intervention, trying to convince Lamar to go back to rehab, but he wouldn’t have any of it.
Hmmmmm. I dunno what I think about any of this. I guess it could happen? I don’t know enough about him or their marriage to say either way, but I definitely wouldn’t have expected it. I see a divorce coming soon, despite what Momager Kris says.
August 25, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
… Which most likely means that they are. Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom got married back in 2009 after dating for about a month, so it’s no surprise that thinks aren’t so honky dory four years on. Especially since Lamar has apparently been cheating on Khloe for years, and with several women, at that. He even got in a fight with a paparazzo who dared to question him about sticking it in other ladies.
In any case, all of this has led to rumours that Khlomar will soon be no more, prompting Momager Kris to hop to the rescue and insist that’s not happening, even though it probably definitely is.
From E! News:
“Khloé and Lamar are absolutely not getting divorced,” Kris Jenner told E! News. “There’s been no talk of divorce.”
Who knows, maybe Lamar hasn’t cheated. I mean, he definitely has, but let’s all live in a fantasy world like Khloe was when she posted this on her blog earlier this year:
It is a complete waste of time to address these reports every time they print these ridiculous and absurd tabloid stories, but not only are these stories untrue, they’re also unfair to the people who buy the magazines expecting to read accurate reports. Anyone who pays attention to these things can easily see the incredible bond that everyone in my family shares. I’m happily married to a wonderful man and fall in love with him more and more each day, and we’ll have a baby when god wants us to and when the time is right. These blatant lies are distasteful and shameless.
Oh, girl. Such a shame.
August 16, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
I believe in the power of Khlomar’s love, so I refuse to believe reports that Lamar Odom cheated on Khloe Kardashian, even though it probably happened… for a year. That’s what “reports” are saying, anyway. One such report – from Star magazine, no less – claimed that Khloe threw LamLam out of the house after the infidelity stories started popping up, but apparently that’s not the case. They’re totally still in love and getting along great!
From The Daily Mail (another bastion of truth):
‘They’re more in love than ever,’ a source explains.
They added: ‘Khloe did not kick Omar out of the house, they are 100% fine.’
Well, that clears that up… or something. I just have to ask: what the hell is with people not being able to keep it in their pants and being unfaithful? I truly don’t get it. If you’re not getting what you want from your relationship, what ever happened to talking to your partner about it and – if you’re that unhappy/there’s no change – ending the relationship, if it comes to it? No, it’s easier to just go fuck someone else. I just can’t with people.
Who knows if Lamar cheated on Khloe. I’m skeptical of pretty much everyone so I’m going to say he probably did, even though I don’t want to believe it (and I have no idea why). Sigh. People!