Kim Kardashian‘s ex-hubby, Kris Humphries, believes that the public relations spin machine behind the reality TV family could affect Lamar Odom‘s NBA basketball career, given allegations that he’s addicted to drugs, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
Humphries, currently playing for the Boston Celtics, “was never friends with Lamar before he married Kim, or after the broke up,” a source exclusively told Radar.
“However, Kris feels really bad for the guy and thinks the Kardashian public relations spin machine will have a negative effect Lamar’s NBA career.
“Kris knows first-hand, as he was the victim of countless attacks by a tabloid website during his divorce from Kim. That same website has claimed Lamar was missing when he wasn’t, and this is just the beginning. There should be a support group for the former husbands and boyfriends of the Kardashians!”
But as Radar exclusively reported, Odom’s basketball career isn’t over yet, because the 6’10″ forward has been thrown a bone by the Los Angeles Lakers — who have offered to save a spot on the team for Odom if he agrees to rehab treatment.
The team’s general manager, Mitch Kupchak, offered a sensational lifeline to 33-year-old Odom’s agent, Jeff Schwartz, “because the organization and the Buss family are extremely concerned about him,” according to a source with knowledge of the situation, who spoke exclusively to Radar.
“The Lakers are a family and even though Lamar isn’t currently on their roster, that doesn’t matter, he’s a two-time championship Laker,” the insider said.
“Lamar needs to go to rehab and he’s been told by the team that if he goes and completes treatment, there’ll be a spot for him.”
As sensational reports about Odom‘s drug addiction swirl, Odom believes the Kardashian family leaked negative stories about his alleged use of crack cocaine, but he doesn’t believe his wife Khloe Kardashian has had any role in the negative stories being made public.
Kim’s second hubby “hopes that Lamar gets the help he needs,” the insider said. “Despite how openly hostile Khloe was to Kris during his marriage to Kim, he respects her for being the only genuine person in the family.
“If Lamar and Khloe are going to work on their marriage, while dealing with a potential recovery, they need to get away from the reality cameras. It only creates more chaos and drama, which is the last thing either one of them need right now.”
Although reports claim he’s abusing crack cocaine, the source said Odom is suffering from an addiction to OxyContin, as Radar first reported.
He also abuses Ambien, a sedative that is used for the short-term treatment of insomnia, sources say.
OxyContin, a prescription-only painkiller sold in tablets, is also known as “hillbilly heroin” or “poor man’s heroin” because of its abuse in rural areas. It is a synthetic form of morphine, but is considered twice as strong.
The sensational crisis engulfing the two-time championship player — including an alleged secret stint in rehab last year — followed months of headlines that he’d cheated on his reality television star wife, having two extramarital affairs.