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Lamar Odom has finally spoken to the media, sort of. The NBA free agent denied that he was a drug abuser when he was spotted leaving a sushi restaurant in California last night.

TMZ report:

Lamar Odom says he’s absolutely NOT a drug addict … doesn’t need professional help … and is confident he’ll play in the NBA next season.

He’s wrong on all 3 counts. 

33-year-old Odom went to Teru Sushi in Studio City last night … and after taking some photos with fans, he finally addressed the media about drug issues in his life … claiming everything is hunky-dory. 

Problem is … Odom is clearly in denial. As we’ve previously reported, just about everyone in his life — personally and professionally — knows about his battle with substance abuse, including his wife Khloe Kardashian

In the last year alone, Lamar’s been thrown out of hotels … busted for DUI … spent time in rehab … and dropped from multiple NBA teams. 

Still, Lamar insists … “Life is good.”

Check out the video of Odom under not exactly intense questioning below. Do you believe him, or do you think he’s in denial?

Photo: TMZ