Lamar Odom has surfaced, and reports of his marriage’s demise appear to have been greatly exaggerated — for now.
Odom returned home on Monday for the first time in days, looking “gaunt” and “tired,” the New York Daily News reported. He was still wearing his wedding ring, according to reports, as was his wife, Khloe Kardashian, later that day.
Rumors of Odom’s drug problems have swirled over the past several days claiming the 2010-11 NBA Sixth Man of the Year has been a hardcore crack cocaine user for at least the last two years. While that claim is dubious — the NBA has tested regularly during the season for recreational drugs since the 1980s — Odom’s poor play the last two seasons has seemingly lent credence to the reports.
E! News reported that news of Odom and Kardashian’s separation is false and the family is focused on “getting better,” creating the first instance of my wife being aware of an NBA-related story before I was. Odom’s agent also told reporters that his client intends to continue his NBA career.
Odom, 33, is a free agent. He averaged 4.0 points and 5.9 rebounds while playing in all 82 games last season with the Los Angeles Clippers.