Desperate to help any way that they can, Lamar Odom’s family staged an intervention in New York City Friday night, according to reports.
Suffice it to say, this did not go over well.
In response to the former NBA star’s recent troubling behavior, his family decided to step in and try to get him the help he badly needs.
A source quoted by Us Weekly confirms that the mediation took place on Friday night with several of Odom’s close family members.
Lamar's longtime partner Liza Morales, the two children she has with Lamar, his aunt JaNean Mercer, and several cousins were involved.
Good for them for stepping up, but ... it didn't take.
“Lamar was doing really bad and his family was going to stage an intervention on Friday,” the insider tells the celebrity news magazine.
According to a separate report from Extra, the retired L.A. Lakers baller “was extremely surprised” by this and quickly “left the location.”
Sad, since an intervention is desperately needed.
Last fall, Odom overdosed and almost died in a Nevada brothel. He was in such rough shape that had to re-learn how to walk and speak (above).
You'd think that would straighten him out. No.
A drunk Odom was kicked off a flight from LAX to NYC earlier this month after he reportedly got so hammered that he vomited on the plane.
Witnesses say the 36-year-old stopped at a bar in Santa Monica prior to heading to LAX, where he “got really angry and started getting drunk.”
“It’s really sad,” the insider said, watching Odom spiral out of control and further into the abyss. “He was doing so well in his [rehab] programs.”
This incident came on the heels of rumors that Lamar is back on crack - his drug of choice the first time he and Khloe Kardashian split.
Khloe recently filed to divorce Lamar a second time. Shortly after the plane incident, her mom Kris Jenner said she was surprised by the news.
“I don’t know what happened. It was a big surprise to me,” Jenner said. “All I can say is I want the very best for him. He’s like my son."
"He’s a part of my family and I adore him. He’s the greatest guy in the world and anybody that knows him will tell you the same thing.”
Odom has recently been spotted at numerous NYC strip clubs, having been kicked out of Khloe's rental house, allegedly for drug use.
What more is there to say at this point? Unless someone can get through to him, it feels inevitable that the same, sad pattern will continue.
This is not going to end well.