When news first broke that Lamar Odom was using drugs, it was hard to believe. I mean, sure, we knew about his marijuana habit but that’s not exactly something rare in the NBA. But hard core drugs? That wasn’t possible, was it? This was a guy getting drug tested routinely. This was a guy who outside of a few superstars, was on television more than anybody else in the league. It couldn’t be, could it?
Well it appears to be and with every day comes more damaging news.
Just a few days ago we learned of some of Odom’s reported habits, which included getting high before a game in New York against the Knicks and now we’re being told that Odom reportedly spent over $800 dollars a day on drugs.
Per TMZ Sports:
We’re told Lamar’s habit picked up speed when he moved out of his home with Khloe Kardashian, and into Hollywood’s Roosevelt Hotel with a friend in late May … after the NBA season ended.
We’re told the hotel room was used like a flop house … where Lamar was surrounded by his pal and 7 or 8 other drug abusers — strangers — who came in and out of the room throughout the day and night … for several months straight.
According to sources, Odom was dropping — on average — $800 per day, but sometimes more, for multiple drugs, including crack.
By the way, if $800 worth of crack sounds like a huge amount of drugs for one person … it is. But we’re told Lamar sometimes shared his huge score. Plus, drug dealers often charge rich customers premium prices.
Hard to tell what’s true at this point, but either way, that’s pretty sad.