Rumors began swirling Sunday morning that long-time NBA veteran Lamar Odom has been battling a drug addiction for two years — crack-cocaine to be exact.
TMZ is also reporting that Odom’s addiction has driven him away from family and friends for the last 72 hours.
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.
Whether or not this is true remains to be seen. Jason Lisk of The Big Lead points out a very important detail in the lifestyle of the rich and famous. If Odom and Khloe have been undergoing marriage problems, the Kardashians could very well plant stories that would paint Odom as the one at fault in this case.
For Odom’s sake, we hope that he isn’t addicted to drugs.
*UPDATE* 3:00 p.m. EST, Monday
Lamar Odom’s agent Jeff Schwartz confirms with ESPN that Odom is not missing:
“Lamar is not missing. His wife knows exactly where he is.”