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Lamar Odom is reportedly fed up with reports claiming he is suffering from a drug addiction and sources claim the NBA star is concerned that Khloe Kardashian's family is leaking the stories.
In recent weeks Odom, 33, has been accused of cheating on Kardashian, his wife of four years, with multiple women and he has also faced drug abuse claims. The rumors, which are believed to be false, have reportedly added strain to his marriage to Kardashian, 29, and the couple is reportedly now living apart.
"He is angry with Khloe and the family," a friend of the family told Us magazine. "He thinks they leak stories about him and he is done with Khloe."
The father of two reportedly suspects Kardashian's family has been planting false stories about him in the press which has caused him to keep his distance in recent weeks.
"[Lamar] absolutely believes Khloe's family has been leaking stories to the tabloid press about his drug use, and his trip to rehab last year. Khloe has been very private about Lamar's drug addiction as she had done for the past year," a family insider told RadarOnline.com.
"The last thing Lamar needs is for his battle to get sober made public. Khloe is also extremely angry that details about Lamar's past trip to rehab and recent failed intervention were published on various gossip websites," the source explained. However there is little to no evidence that Lamar does drugs, went to rehab, or had an intervention.
Odom, who is currently a free agent, is reportedly concerned that the rumors surrounding his personal life could affect his future in the NBA. The Kardashian family has not responded to reports claiming they leaked the "drug" stories.
"Lamar is a free agent, and of course, that could hurt his chances of being signed by an NBA team. Basketball is Lamar's life... ," the source said. "He will be obviously be subjected to increased drug testing by the NBA which has a very tough policy on using illegal substances and steroids." But again, as these claims and rumors of drug use have little evidence, it is unclear if the NBA will actually be concerned.
In August the former Clippers star was arrested on DUI charges and while Kardashian has allegedly been reaching out to him following the incident, the former Los Angeles Clippers star is not responding.
"Lamar and Khloe have not spoken since his DUI arrest," an alleged friend of the Kardashian family told HollywoodLife.com. "He has been ignoring her calls and texts. He just can't deal with all the pressure right now."