Is Darryl Strawberry making the biggest save in his life? The MLB right fielder isn’t chasing after a fly ball — he’s trying to rescue Lamar Odom from himself! After L.O’s family pleaded for the Straw Man’s help, Darryl is trying to keep Lamar from overdosing again!
“His family reached out to me because I am in recovery. I have two treatment centers,” Darryl, 54, said while taping an episode of Dr. Phil’s syndicated show, The Doctors, according to Page Six. During the appearance, Darryl said he has “reached out to” Lamar, 36, before making a passionate plea to the NBA Champion to get help.
“You have to understand, with celebrities, they are always silent. And that’s why most of them end up dying – because of the shame and guilt,” Darryl added. “It’s not calling out the celebrity – you are calling out the disease If you don’t call it out and expose it, you never will.”
“Look at Prince,” Darryl said. “Prince would be alive today. Whitney Houston would be alive today if someone had talked – you don’t have to die like that.” Lamar isn’t the only former sports champ that has Darryl worried.
After his 1986 New York Mets teammate Dwight Gooden, 51, no-showed a WFAN interview, Darryl suspected the worst. “My fear is that – and I know addiction – and my fear is that people don’t change, they die,” he told the New York Post.
Lamar’s soon-to-be legally-ex-wife, Khloe Kardashian, 32, also fears that her estranged husband is going to wind up dead. After admitting on an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians that she thought LO could change, she said it was disappointing to see his “erratic” behavior return. This behavior included partying with naked women at a strip club in Queens.
Can Darryl convince Lamar to get clean and sober before it’s too late? The former baseball slugger has two Darryl Strawberry Recovery Centers in Florida. If the man who once claimed he partied so hard that he had sex with fans in between baseball innings can clean up his act, there’s still hope for Lamar.
Do you think that Lamar should take up Darryl’s offer, HollywoodLifers? Do you think that the MLB star can help Lamar get his life back on track?