by TRN Staff Writer,
Former NBA player Lamar Odom has had more than few tough years since leaving the fame of the league behind. In 2009 thru 2011, he lived was living a fairy tale life of an athletic superhero—back to back championships capped with being named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2011. Court-side, life was just as dreamy for the father of three who married Khloe Kardashian in 2009 after one month of dating. His wedding was featured on the reality show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and eventually Odom and bride got their own spin-off “Khloe & Lamar”. Just when it seemed the sky was the limit, Odom started the rapid descent to crash back to earth. His spin-off lasted only two seasons and was canceled. Odom was caught driving under the influence and was arrested. Gossip websites became clogged with stories from former team mates of Odom’s drug use. Then the harshest blow, wife Khloe filed for divorce.
Now, Odom is clean and sober and taking a sobering look back at the years. Odom told Us Weekly in an upcoming interview that he is full of regret and says everything that happened during his failed marriage was all his fault.
From the outside looking in, Odom’s life seemed perfect. No one really suspected how Tragic His Super Star Life was until that day in 2015 at a Nevada brothel where the former NBA great was found unconscious and barely clinging to life. Odom was hospitalized after an alleged binge on herbal Viagra, drugs and sex. It was touch and go for days, but once it was certain Odom would survive the toughest road to recovery was still sprawled out months ahead of him.
Odom says he suffered 12 strokes and two heart attacks after that brothel incident. He now admits he frequently used cocaine and alcohol which often lead to his reckless behavior. Indulging in drugs and all the behavior that came with it are just two of the regrets Odom talks honestly about in the interview. Another regret was making his marriage so available to the public through a TV show. Odom says, “People who didn’t even know basketball would approach me because they knew Lammy…Bitches and THOTs came out of the woodwork. If there is one thing I regret when I was married, it was having multiple affairs with different women. That wasn’t the stand-up thing to do. I wish I could have kept my d–k in my pants.”
Odom says he is now sober and drug free after stints at rehab. At 37, Odom refers to himself as “a walking miracle“. He sums up his entire ordeal saying “I had no choice but to become stronger…S–t, I’m here talking to you. So I guess I’m winning.”
You read the entire interview at Usmagazine.com and let us know what you think about Odom’s honesty.