Because it’s September and there’s nothing else happening, here are some excerpts from an exclusive interview with Lamar Odom’s (alleged) drug dealer, via the gossip website Radar Online:
“In my experience, he literally likes cocaine — he is a cocaine guy. He likes to smoke it,” added the man, who spoke to us on the condition we obscured his face and voice.”
The dealer also provided evidence to corroborate his story, including photographic proof of his ties to the 33-year-old power forward.
When asked if he’d ever eye-witnessed Odom smoking or freebasing cocaine, the man recounted one instance when he said the E! reality star was higher than a kite.
“Specifically, I want to say [it was] February of 2013,” he said. “He was in New York. For other reasons, I don’t really want to give the specific location of the place … sounds weird that I want to keep a level of discretion at this point, but, he was in New York. He comes to New York a lot.”
Shockingly, the dealer claimed that cocaine spree actually took place before the Clippers’ 14-point win over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 10.
Odom played 22 minutes in the subsequent game, scoring two points and snaring seven rebounds and five assists.
“I know it for a fact because I sold him the stuff and saw him smoke it,” the man said. ”He spent about 16 grand.”
“In one sitting?” Radar probed.
“More or less, yeah,” the dealer responded.
When quizzed what $16,000 would get Odom, the man flatly stated: “It gets you pretty f**ked up.”
The dealer would add:
“I do not know anything about these new developments about him using pills. I do not know anything about that. The cocaine he fancies.”
“I would say I have heard him snort before and him speak of snorting, but in all reality, I know for a fact that he smokes it.
“Not so much in the crack form, to my knowledge, but he freebases the coke. he smokes the cocaine. Absolutely.”
Lamar Odom, aka Freebased God, pictured here perusing a (#rare) Blockbuster Video and holding the William Friedkin movie KILLER JOE, seems to be having quite the tumultuous off-season.
But on the bright side—and we here at NBAO are not advocating heavy drug use—the coke bloated Shawn Kemp still managed to average a career-high 20.5 points when he was playing for Cleveland, while also fathering seven kids with six different women.
Stay posi and keep your problems off-court, Lamar.