Report: Lakers offer Odom roster spot if he goes to rehab

Posted: August 30, 2013

THE LAMAR ODOM saga is getting curiouser and curiouser.

Yesterday, Radar Online reported that the Los Angeles Lakers have offered the free-agent forward a roster spot if he goes to rehab for his alleged drug problem.

Odom, who played for the Clippers last season, played for the Lakers from 2004-10.

A source told Radar Online that Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak made the offer because "the organization and the Buss family [which owns the Lakers] are extremely concerned about" Odom.

"The Lakers are a family," the source said. "And, even though Lamar isn't currently on their roster, that doesn't matter, he's a two-time championship Laker.

"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."

The Lakers, according to Radar Online, had no comment.

Last week, TMZ reported that Odom has of history of abusing drugs, including crack cocaine.

Radar Online reported that Odom tested positive for OxyContin in several drug tests administered by NBA last season. According to the website, Odom was not disciplined because he had a prescription for the drug.

Yesterday, a source told Us Weekly, that Odom's drug use is one of the reasons his marriage to reality TV star Khloe Kardashian is on shaky ground.

"The addiction had taken over their marriage," the source said. "The problem is cocaine. He would be high for 3 or 4 days at a time."

Policing fans

Seahawks fans had better be on their best behavior at CenturyLink Field this season.

In response to complaints about unruly fans, Seattle police have announced they will disperse undercover officers into the stands.

Can you imagine if Philly had tried that in the 700 level of the Vet?

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