Lamar Odom hasn’t been missing for 72 hours on a drug binge, despite what TMZ reported.
The celebrity gossip website wrote Monday that according a source, the NBA forward and husband of Khloe Kardashian had been missing for three days, possibly on a crack-cocaine-fueled escape from an attempted intervention.
According to the report:
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.
However, Jeff Schwartz, Odom’s Agent, told ESPN Monday afternoon his family knows where the embattled ballplayer is, though he wouldn’t reveal Odom’s location. A separate source told ESPN Odom is in an unspecified Los Angeles hotel, where friends and family are asking him to get help for a drug problem
TMZ reported Saturday Odom has been battling a drug problem, claiming, “Lamar has had a problem for 2 years. It got so bad, last August Khloe pressured Lamar to go to rehab. Lamar went to a facility in San Diego, but he was so resistant Khloe hired private investigators to secretly stand guard at the rehab place to make sure he didn't leave. The P.I.s stood guard 24/7.”