Lamar Odom's longtime drug dealer sat down with RadarOnline.com in an exclusive interview and revealed just how low the former NBA basketball player, who it is suspected may have overdosed, had sunk in his addiction over the past few years.
"He likes to party," the self-confessed dealer-to-the-stars told Radar in 2013. "He's a pretty nice guy to be honest with you, but he's becoming … his problem seems to be becoming a bigger problem."
As Radar reported, 35-year-old Odom was recently found unconscious and in critical condition at a Nevada brothel early Tuesday morning. He was eventually taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas where Khloe Kardashian and other loved ones rushed to his side.
"In my experience, he literally likes cocaine — he is a cocaine guy. He likes to smoke it," added the man, who spoke to Radar on the condition his face and voice be obscured.
The dealer alleges that he's seen Odom smoking cocaine and high at least ten times since 2010. On one occasion, in the winter of 2013, Odom bought drugs from the dealer and used them shortly before he played a game with the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
"I know it for a fact because I sold him the stuff and saw him smoke it," the man said. "He spent about 16 grand."
"In one sitting?" Radar questioned.
"More or less, yeah," the dealer responded.
As Radar revealed, Odom had also worryingly become hooked on Ambien and OxyContin, a synthetic form of morphine — a drug that is considered twice as strong as the narcotic.
Odom's situation now remains in the balance, but long before the tragic incident, even his drug dealer was pleading with him to get help.
"Dude, you are a drug addict," the man told Odom via Radar. "This is becoming to the point where you could lose your life."
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