Lamar Odom has vanished and everyone in his life fears the worst -- that he's off somewhere on a drug binge ... TMZ has learned.
Sources connected to the NBA star tell us people on Lamar's side, and on the Kardashian side have not been able to find Lamar or contact him for nearly 72 hours -- and we're told the main concern is he's hiding out while doing crack cocaine.
As TMZ first reported ... Khloe Kardashian threw him out of the house Wednesday after attempting an intervention which Lamar squarely rejected.
We've already told you Lamar's been battling addiction for at least 2 years -- and even reluctantly agreed to go to rehab in San Diego a year ago ... although he bailed after 3 weeks.
Our sources tell us Lamar has gone off the hinges since basketball season ended and he became a free agent.
We're told his drug addiction is the core reason why his marriage to Khloe has fallen apart.
Short story ... everyone's worried.
puffyusaf#2 wrote:man I hope that slime ball TMZ is wrong. Unfortunately, when it is dirty they seem to be right. I really hope that isn't true about LO. So disappointing to one of my absolute favorite players to put on the P&G
Ariza3 wrote:agreed. if i were the lakers id sign him just to help him get right with his life. do the guy a favor after ruining him and help him out in his time of need. he did a lot for the lakers. and its not like were gonna do amazing things this season anyways. odom was and always will be a laker and fan favorite.
honestly we could use him to get better and he can use the lakers to get better.
Savory Griddles wrote:I think this is all a moot point as it pertains to him rejoining the Lakers. If/when he does resurface, with all these rumors, you can bet he's getting a "random" drug test thrown at him by the NBA. Even though cocaine is out of your system pretty quick, I can't imagine that's all he's been doing.
therealdeal wrote:Why the f*** would you offer a crackhead a million dollars? And if we're waiting for him to go to rehab to get clean and then hand him a ton of money, that makes this franchise the dumbest in the league right now.
If the Busses want to fund/support his rehab that's one thing. But I don't want Lamar anywhere near my locker room right now or any time in the near future.
Jerry Buss wrote:One of the biggest reasons I bought the Lakers was to beat the Celtics …..you just got it into your soul that you couldn't stand the Celtics anymore