Lamar Odom reportedly refused another intervention with friends during the downward spiral that is torpedoing his NBA career and marriage to Khloe Kardashian.
“He’s headed for destruction," says a friend who reportedly flew out to L.A. with a handful of Odom's pals from N.Y. in hopes of getting Lamar help.
“A few weeks ago his friends from the projects back in Queens flew out to L.A. and banged on Lamar’s door trying to have an intervention with him."
“They wanted to take him home to New York and get him clean but Lamar wouldn’t open the door, telling them he ‘didn’t give a f--k what the world thinks.'”
Odom added that they "'don’t know the pressure I'm under,'" but the friends finally got him to open his door, and were distressed by what they saw.
“He’s smoking crack now,” the insider revealed.
His friends "knew he liked to freebase cocaine, but they were shocked to see him with crack. They found more than 60 grams of crack in his possession."
"He had no intentions of stopping.”
This intervention was one of three held with Odom - the others by NBA teammates and Khloe Kardashian and family - in an attempt to get him clean.
Addicted to Oxycontin and Ambien, Lamar briefly entered a rehab clinic last August under pressure from the Kardashians, but left after three weeks.
That was sadly a lot longer than he lasted this week, when Odom checked out of rehab after just one day and immediately went off the grid again.
His whereabouts are unknown, as the athlete and his camp have kept his estranged wife, and the entire Kardashian clan, in the dark about everything.
That includes Lamar's arrest for DUI last week, which Khloe found out about from TMZ like everyone else. Not a good sign for their future - or his life.
“Lamar feels invincible because he’s rich and famous, but he also seems scared that his destiny is to be a drug addict like his father,” the source said.
“He’s really struggling right now. It’s bad. We are all at a loss for words."
"His friends fear he’s suicidal and trying to smoke himself to death.”