A Jay Z quote is apropos: “I seen hoop dreams deflate like a true fiends weight,” raps Hov on “Izzo (H.O.V.A.).” That said, Lamar Odom‘s life is in shambles. The NBA forward with a reported cocaine problem was arrested last night in Los Angeles for DUI.
The bust occurred in the San Fernando Valley at 3:54 AM. Lamar — who was driving a white Mercedes SUV — was popped by the California Highway Patrol and taken to a nearby station, where he was booked and is being held on $15,000 bail.
He was pulled over on the 101 Freeway for going too slow — 50 MPH. Cops say Odom had been driving in a “serpentine manner.”
Lamar initially did not respond to cops, and drove 3 exits before finally coming to a stop. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ he showed obvious signs of intoxication.
Lamar failed numerous field sobriety tests.
When Lamar was booked, we’re told he refused all chemical tests.
Odom has been all over the news since he was kicked out of the home he shares with wife Khloe Kardashian last week for allegedly refusing to go to rehab after an intervention. Reportedly, Odom has been abusing cocaine and Oxycontin for at least two years.
Despite the crackhead jokes, this entire situation never really was funny. Odom could have killed someone last night, including himself. Hopefully this the wake up call he needs, besides losing his family and millions of dollars since drug addicts don’t make for dependable pro basketball players.
Check out a report on his arrest below.