Ex-NBA player Lamar Odom is opening up again about his drug addiction while married to reality television star Khloé Kardashian. This time it’s for a sort of documentary, “TMZ Presents: Lamar Odom: Sex, Drugs & Kardashians.” Most of this is stuff he’s already revealed, so why are we doing this again?
Lamar Odom Loved Drugs More Than Wife Khloe Kardashian
“Drugs, that was my girlfriend,” Odom tells host Harvey Levin. “I had a wife … and cocaine.”
Odom and Kardashian married in 2009. The couple had their own reality show, “Khloé & Lamar.” The couple divorced in 2016, due in large part to Odom’s sobriety issues.
At one point it got so bad for Odom he was comatose in a Las Vegas hospital for three days after being found unconscious at a brothel.
In the years since, Odom has released a documentary, “Lamar Odom: Reborn,” detailing his experimentation with psychedelics to treat his depression and drug addiction. He’s been very open and honest about his addictions and the depths to which he sunk and what he hopes people will learn from it.
“I had unleashed a demon,” Odom said. “Coke and sex went together every time after that. They had to intertwine. Maybe sharing my story and the moments I’m not so proud of is one of the reasons for my higher power saving me. Maybe I’m here to help other people.”
In the latest TMZ documentary Odom is giving more of the same.
“I mean, behind the scenes I put her through some s–t,” Odom said. “The things that y’all think y’all know is crazy. But the stories that y’all don’t know is really crazy.”
So the bet here is that something wilder than being found unconscious in a brothel will cause people to tune in?
There is clearly an appetite to consume this type of content. But that’s more of a commentary on the larger society than anything.
Does Lamar Odom Want Khloe Back?
Is this an attempt for Odom to get back with Kardashian? He’s hinted at it before, and with Kardashian being done with Tristan Thompson, maybe seeking forgiveness from Khloé might give them a chance to reconcile?
Stranger things have happened.
“I would just probably want to take her to dinner. It will be a blessing just to be in her presence. Just to tell her I’m sorry and what a fool I was,” Odom said in a confessional of an episode of ‘Celebrity Big Brother.’ “She has the right to never, ever want to see me again for the things I put her through, but time moves on and people change.”
Odom, by all accounts, is working hard to maintain his sobriety and if continuing to put himself and his story out there helps him on that journey, great.
Odom was selected fourth overall in the 1999 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. He played 14 seasons in the league, was a two-time champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, and was Sixth Man of the Year in 2011.
He played collegiately at Rhode Island for one year (1998-1999), where he was named Atlantic-10 Rookie of the Year. This following a distinguished prep career where Odom played for legendary New York City high school Christ The King. He was a two-time Parade All-American and the Parade Player of the Year in 1997.