On Friday, July 22nd, Lamar Odom’s family organized him an intervention in New York City and Odom walked away from it. This comes nine months after Odom’s brothel hospitalization and two weeks after being removed from a Delta flight for being intoxicated with alcohol.
According to US Weekly, “The source confirms that the mediation took place on Friday night with several of Odom’s close family members, including his ex-wife Liza Morales, aunt JaNean Mercer, his children and several of his cousins.” Extra TV reports that “Lamar’s cousin Alvina Alston reached out to Darryl Strawberry to have Lamar get on a plane to start his rehab at the Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center in St. Cloud, Florida. Ron Dock, who has counseled Darryl and is responsible for his recovery, was at the intervention, with Darryl himself reportedly joining via Skype.” As Perez Hilton informs, “Strawberry has had notable addiction issues in his own past, and overcame them, so he certainly knows some of what Lamar may be dealing with right now.”
Unfortunately, Extra reports that Odom “was extremely surprised and left the location, but is still in New York”
Though their first attempt at getting Odom help may have backfired, “Sources close to the family [tell Extra] they remain fully committed to getting him the help he needs and the effort is ongoing…The family has no official comment at this time.”
Maybe this could be the reality check Odom needs to get back on track and serve as a reminder that he is not in this alone. Extra has already learned that “Lamar Odom is now contemplating going to rehab.” Maybe next time there is an intervention, the group can expand so it includes some of his close friends from the NBA like Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson.
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