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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:19 am    Post subject: Lamar Odom Tells His Story

Lamar Odom wrote about the last few years in his own words. Definitely worth a read.

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/lamar-odom-done-in-the-dark/amp/
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:33 am    Post subject: Re: Lamar Odom Tells His Story

ocho wrote:
Lamar Odom wrote about the last few years in his own words. Definitely worth a read.

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/lamar-odom-done-in-the-dark/amp/
Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:34 am    Post subject:

That one made me cry.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:40 am    Post subject: Re: Lamar Odom Tells His Story

ocho wrote:
Lamar Odom wrote about the last few years in his own words. Definitely worth a read.

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/lamar-odom-done-in-the-dark/amp/


excellent read. LO just keeping it real. This article needs to be passed on to a lot of people out there. Even people that have never touched a drug before. but people you see/know that have had this much trauma in their lives. all that death that he has seen is too much to be honest. He's like a soldier with PTSD.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:43 am    Post subject:

Holy (bleep), that (bleep) me up
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:54 am    Post subject:

Praying for Lamar and fam!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:01 am    Post subject:

That was deep. It's good when athletes open up like this. It humanizes them.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:16 am    Post subject:

People thought he was lucky to be alive, thought he would be paralyzed for sure, but look at him now
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:28 am    Post subject:

I always liked Odom... hope he can continue on this path and enjoy the rest of his life.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:31 am    Post subject:

The one thing I didn't know about this whole ordeal was that he was doing coke during his Laker years. He never says how often or how much, but it still surprised me.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:39 am    Post subject:

akk7 wrote:
The one thing I didn't know about this whole ordeal was that he was doing coke during his Laker years. He never says how often or how much, but it still surprised me.


It makes sense considering he had some really great games and then some really bad ones. Using the timeline in the article it sounds like he never really stopped doing drugs even after he was 1 suspension from being kicked out from the NBA. He was just better at hiding it and avoid getting caught. I think his mediocre season in Dallas was when the drugs finally took complete control of his life.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:47 am    Post subject:

Thanks for posting that link. That was definitely worth a read if you're a Laker fan. Good to see LO is trying to get his life back together.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:59 am    Post subject:

Hope he can keep straight and do his family justice. Lamar is a good and well meaning man who couldn't beat his own demons, up to now. So, here's to pulling for him to beat them now!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:13 am    Post subject:



Man that was a hard read. Very deep.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:13 am    Post subject:

I'm hoping this dude can keep it together. I've always been a fan, as he's always seemed like a genuinely good guy.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:20 am    Post subject:

great read, so much pain in this young man's life
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:25 am    Post subject:

“Cocaine is a hell of a drug.”

Facts.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:31 am    Post subject:

Wow!

Thanks LO for writing this! Sure hope you do get back to normal forever and this inspires someone to choose a different path.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:55 pm    Post subject:

He was my favorite player. I loved how he use to make the game so fun for everybody involved. I use to watch Clipper games just because of him.

I have and will always be a Lakers fan, but Lamar was my favorite player.

I hope he makes big strives and gets back into basketball in one form or another.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:02 pm    Post subject:

According to the timeline he gave out, he started to do hard drugs around the time he was in Miami. So while he was busted for marijuana twice as a Clipper, his self destructive ways began when he was "resurrecting" his career in Miami. Sounds like he was a functional addict until he became a Mav.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:15 pm    Post subject:

That was a tough read.

Good to also show that the NBA drug testing process sucks.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:18 pm    Post subject:

Truth...always know it when you see it...this is the Truth.

Glad to see the Lakers having him around the facility and practices...I love LO...dont matter what he do...he's a good dude.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:29 pm    Post subject:

lakez34 wrote:
That was a tough read.

Good to also show that the NBA drug testing process sucks.


Well either he knew how to beat the system or he only did drugs during the offseason. My guess is he became a hardcore drug user in Dallas versus being a casual coke user in his time in LA and Miami.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:46 pm    Post subject:

lakersken80 wrote:
According to the timeline he gave out, he started to do hard drugs around the time he was in Miami. So while he was busted for marijuana twice as a Clipper, his self destructive ways began when he was "resurrecting" his career in Miami. Sounds like he was a functional addict until he became a Mav.


Getting traded to the Mavs was probably the straw that broke the camel's back in Lamar's case. I remember how devastated he was hearing of the news and trying to talk about it. He was almost in tears. He truly loved being a Laker and everything that comes with it
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