Lamar Odom Misses Basketball Game To Tend To His 'Gravely Ill' Dad Joe Odom

Thu, February 23, 2012 9:48pm EDT by 6 Comments
Lamar Odom Dallas Mavericks

Lamar was mysteriously absent from the basketball court on Feb. 22 when his team the Dallas Mavericks took on the LA Lakers and now new reports claim he flew to LA to be by his father’s side.

Lamar Odom isn’t thinking about basketball right now, he’s home with his dad Joe Odom. Dallas Maverick’s coach, Rick Carlisle told reporters a half-hour before the big game that Lamar was taking a “break” to deal with a “family matter.” spoke with Lamar’s dad Joe, who battled a heroin addiction for years and said he’s “depressed” about his illness. 

“He has been excused to tend to a family matter,” Rick said. “He will rejoin us after the [All-Star] break.”

Lamar’s dad wouldn’t disclose what exactly he’s battling but he did say it’s something he’s dealt with for a while.

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Posted at 7:59 PM on April 11, 2012  

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Posted at 2:13 PM on February 24, 2012  

His Dad lives in the same building I do…I just saw him two days ago riding his bike. And I remember thinking, ” Wow, he’s not wearing his Lakers outfit.”

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Posted at 5:48 AM on February 24, 2012  

Don’t believe it. Sounds like he didn’t want to face old teamates. Odom sold his soul when he went to the dark side and started filming his reality show. I heard his team mates and owners wanted him out. Also didn’t his driver kill a guy on a motorcycle..that family seriously is cursed.

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Posted at 9:21 PM on February 23, 2012  

Another website also said Lamar’s father was gravely ill. I took this to mean he was near death. Now I’m reading he’s depressed ABOUT his illness and is actually making statements to the media. Strange, but I offer his father my prayers for a full recovery.

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Posted at 7:47 PM on February 24, 2012  

I knew something was strange about this story when I read the updated version. I wonder WHAT WAS REALLY GOING ON!!!!

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Posted at 12:09 PM on February 23, 2012  

Maybe its something with his dad?

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