Drug testers for the NBA took at least six samples from Lamar Odom over the last season — many of which showed the 33-year-old had been using the powerful painkiller OxyContin – but he wasn’t tossed out of the league because he had a valid prescription, RadarOnline.com has been told.
The husband of reality star Khloe Kardashian allegedly has become addicted to the synthetic form of morphine — a drug that is considered twice as strong as the narcotic.
His preferred use of the drug, also known as hillbilly h-ron, is to smoke it, according to one source.
“Lamar never registered a dirty test over the last two years,” a source close to the NBA told Radar.
The insider added, “Lamar was able to smoke OxyContin and it was detected during several drug tests. But because he had a valid prescription, it wasn’t a violation. It allowed him to skate through the system. He knew he could smoke it and get away with it.”
This report sounds like it has the most legitimacy, as far as Lammy’s drug of choice is concerned.
Some reports have suggested that Odom was using crack rocks.
However, the high-level NBA source who spoke to RadarOnline.com stated: “If Lamar had been using crack rocks, or any other illegal drug, it would have been detected during the league’s drug testing routine.”
The NBA subjects all players to four random tests each season (from October 1 to June 30) and two random tests each off-season (from July 1 to September 30). All such tests take place without prior notice to the player.
And any failed test for what the league considers “drugs of abuse” — yayo, speed, h-ron, LSD and the like — results in instant disqualification from the league.
“If Lamar tested positive for a drug of abuse, he would have immediately been sanctioned and suspended,” the source said.
Whatever it is that Lamar is abusing, he needs to stop and listen to the folks that are trying to help him. It sounds like it is ruining his life, as well as the lives of those who love him.