Jan. 24, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Los Angeles Clippers forward Lamar Odom against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Lamar Odom checks into rehab center


It’s been a pretty hectic time for Lamar Odom after he went missing for a few days and also picked up a DUI. Now he’s finally getting some help after checking into a rehab center.

PEOPLE reports that according to their sources, Odom has checked into a drug and rehabilitation center. The downfall began when he “couldn’t control (himself)” when he joined the Los Angeles Lakers.

The basketball player, 32, has admitted to drug use in the past. He violated NBA drug policies twice in eight months back in 2001, and spoke in 2003 of his marijuana use. “I just couldn’t control myself in L.A. … the lifestyle that I was living and the things I had access to,” he said.

Perhaps the drugs led to Odom’s eventually exit from both Los Angeles NBA teams. It definitely caused problems in his very public marriage with reality star Khloe Kardashian.

The Lakers said that they would open up a roster spot for him if he did check into a rehab center, hoping to add some incentive for the former NBA player to get himself together.

Maybe his basketball career is over, but hopefully he’ll recover and turn into a better person.

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