It appears as if Lamar Odom isn’t the only NBA player using hard drugs (assuming his use is true).
While the use of marijuana is widely known and shunningly accepted by coaches and league representatives, hard drug use is not.
The league, which had a very big problem with cocaine in the late 70′s and early 80′s did everything they could to stop the epidemic, lead by David Stern who all but abolished the problem in a matter of years.
Now, according to some current and apparently well known players, the hard drug use is back.
The players we’ve spoken with all agree … pot is prevalent. But some of the players say Lean — Sprite and Codeine cough syrup — has become a recreational drug of choice during the season. One player said it was even used during the recent playoffs.
One current and famous player tells TMZ, he estimates 30% of his fellow NBAers use hard drugs — including Molly, Ecstasy, and Lean – at some point during the season. He says he’s never been aware of anyone doing cocaine during the season.
Another current and famous player tells us he estimates only 10% of NBA players use hard drugs, and no one uses cocaine during the season — it’s too risky. He also says Lean is a drug of choice.
An NBA source agrees — he estimates 10-15% of the players use hard drugs during the season.