This simply makes me sad. Lamar Odom is a genuine, open, caring, and kind person — at least Odom I covered and spoke to during his time with the Lakers. There is a reason he to this day has so many friends and people around the league rooting for his recovery.
But Odom clearly is still battling his addiction problems. From TMZ.
Lamar Odom was taken off a Delta flight Monday night after getting wasted in the airport lounge and vomiting on the plane … TMZ has learned.
Lamar went to the Delta lounge at LAX before boarding a red-eye for NYC, and according to eyewitnesses was pounding down beers and whisky. By the time he got on the flight, we’re told he was wasted.
Two passengers in first class tell TMZ, Lamar went to 4B and sat down, but as the plane was about to pull back he bolted for the front, threw up in the galley and then walked in the bathroom and with the door open threw up again. When he came out of the bathroom, we’re told he had vomit on his clothes.
At that point the report says he was “gently” escorted off the plane.
Odom obviously has a history of addiction, which helped hasten the end of his playing career.
Get well Lamar.