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Lamar Odom Passed Drug Tests, Ready For NBA?

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    REUTERS/Mike Stone (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)
    Los Angeles Lakers' Lamar Odom (C) is double teamed by Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki (L) of Germany and Tyson Chandler during Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference semi-final basketball playoff in Dallas, Texas May 8, 2011.
By Christine Thomasos, Christian Post Reporter
October 11, 2013|8:57 am

Lamar Odom has been the subject of headlines concerning an alleged drug addiction for weeks but the husband to reality television star Khloe Kardashian may have proof that he is sober and ready to play basketball once again.

Odom, the 33-year-old NBA free agent, has made headlines in recent weeks for allegedly stepping out on his marriage and battling with a drug addiction that he allegedly only checked into a rehabilitation center for one day to treat. However, he recently refuted claims made by TMZ about an alleged addiction to crack-cocaine and Oxycontin last month.

Now, TMZ is reporting that sources have claimed Odom has tested negative for drug usage after undergoing blood and urine tests. While the publication stated that Odom was going to fly to New York City to meet with basketball personnel about his future in the NBA.

However, he decided to change his mind, reportedly after reading the TMZ report. Odom has denied the allegations of his drug use in the past. During an outing in Studio City, Calif. last month, Odom made sure to take pictures with fans before TMZ reporters questioned if he was doing ok.

"How do I look," Odom questioned before responding to the reporter who acknowledged that he looked great. "There you go."

When asked if he had a drug problem and needed professional help, the NBA forward simply responded, "nah."

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Odom, 33, averaged 4.0 points and 5.9 rebounds in 82 games for the Los Angeles Clippers last season. Despite the rumors that have surrounded the basketball player for months, he refused to show signs of stress when approached by reporters.

"Life is good...life is good you never know," Odom said of his future in the NBA.

Odom's agent, Jeff Schwartz, previously spoke about the athlete's future in the NBA.

"Playing in the NBA is still very much a part of Lamar's plans," Schwartz told ESPN.

 

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