- The Washington Times - Monday, September 9, 2013

Despite numerous reports that professional basketball player Lamar Odom had taken control of his crack addiction by checking into rehab last week, TMZ reported that the NBA free agent has been cut off from his drug dealer and has been wandering the streets of Los Angeles at all hours of the night.

A photo agency took pictures of Odom, married to reality star Khloe Kardashian, as he visited Wokano sushi restaurant shortly after midnight Monday. After about five minutes, the basketball player then walked to a convenience store where he picked up a banana, TMZ reported.

Mr. Odom returned to his downtown apartment building, then re-emerged at 3:15 a.m. and jumped into an unidentified person’s car. He then returned home at about 6 a.m., the report said.

The gossip website reported Friday that Mr. Odom’s crack addiction had gotten so bad that his drug dealer had to cut off contact.

“Sources connected to the dealer tell us the crack slinger had delivered the drug to Lamar all summer, but last week, Lamar was insatiable. … His go-to dealer apparently got scared enough to cut Lamar off,” TMZ said. “Obviously, this doesn’t mean Lamar stopped using crack … we’re told he hasn’t.”

People magazine first reported on Thursday that Odom had checked himself into a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center less than a week after his arrest for allegedly driving under the influence.

Odom is currently unsigned but had been drawing interest from the Lakers, as well as the L.A. Clippers, where he finished last season, ABC News reported.

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