Lamar Odom may have played basketball for a living, but the former athlete clearly has some baseball in his jeans.
Because, boy, has he ever come out swinging in his brand new memoir!
The ex-husband of Khloe Kardashian has been all over the news of late, talking up his first-ever memoir, "Darkness to Light," and nearly making the Internet explode in the process.
Odom has been dropping alleged truth bombs left and right, from his days as a serial cheater to his extreme drug abuse to his... attempted murder?
Yes, it's all here.
Scroll down and prepare to be shocked by the craziest things Lamar has written in this book.
Darkness to Light: A Memoir
It came out on May 28, the same day Odom appeared on The View and continued to promote the heck out of his book.
What Can We Expect From It?
“His exclusive and revealing memoir recounts the highs and lows of fame and his struggle with his demons along the way to self-discovery and redemption,” a description for Darkness to Light reads on Amazon. “From the pain of his unraveled marriage to Khloé Kardashian to the harmful vices he used to cope — and the near-death experience that made him rethink everything about his life — this is Lamar as you have never before seen him.”
But What Can We REALLY Expect From It?
For all the tea to be spilled. Just consider the following reveleations from excerpts of Odom's memoir.
He's a Cheater!
And not just with women. Odom nearly failed out of high school and confessed that he paid a pastor named John Massey Jr. $15,000 to change three of his failing grades to A's and B's.
How Did This Affect His Future?
The former NBA star also confessed that he “wasn’t a good test-taker,” so he arranged for someone else to take his SATs. When UNLV learned of this cheating, it rescinded his basketball scholarship.
He Was All About the Orgies
Or at least he was one time at his Miami mansion in the early 2000s, writing of one party: "People were having sex in the pool, the Jacuzzi, on the lawn, in chairs, standing up against a heat lamp. … [The] party stretched into the wee hours, until every last fantasy had been fulfilled and every desire met."
He Paid for A LOT of Abortions
“I would f-ck five or six girls a week, but my demons tormented me on the one night I went home alone. I needed women as an outlet … an escape. But this does not come without problems,” he writes. “Most of my sex has been unprotected, and I’ve paid for plenty of abortions over the years.”
Wow. How Many Women Has He Slept With?
At least 2,000, Odom claims.
He's a Sex Addict
Odom says this problem is the result of his mom, Cathy Mercer, dying when he was a child. “I used sex to fill the void … to make me feel complete,” he details in the memoir. “I wanted to be loved, but I could never find love.”
He Once Threatened to Kill Khloe
High on cocaine and ecstasy years back, Lamar outlined what happened: "Khloe came down and knocked on the door. I opened it suddenly and grabbed her forcefully by the shoulders, which frightened her. ‘What the f-ck are you doing?’ I screamed, out of my mind. ‘You trying to embarrass me in front of my friends? I’ll f-cking kill you! You don’t know what I’m capable of!'"
He Passed a Drug Test Thanks to a Fake Penis
Prior to the 2004 Olympics, Lamar purchased a “giant rubber black cock” to pass a drug test. He says his trainer at the time, Robbie David, peed inside the fake penis... Odom then stuck the phony body part inside his pants and mimicked urinating while the test administrator watched, totally unaware.
When Did He First Overdose?
In the mid-2000s, writing of the experience: “Time slowed down. I couldn't swallow. … I couldn't breathe.” Lamar was rushed to the University of Miami Hospital, where doctors gave him an IV of fluids and diagnosed him with dehydration. “I knew the truth,” he wrote.
The Idiot Cheated on Taraji P. Henson
Odom and the veteran actress dated awhile abck, and he says he felt extremely “connected” to her. However, let his demons get in the way and cheated. “God gave me a layup and I blew it,” he wrote. “I felt guilty, but I was craving immediate sex.”
How Many Times Did He Cheat on Khloe?
Too many to remember. Cheating was a “regular part” of Odom’s relationship with the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, he admits: “I had broken my vows with Khloe so many times it’s just impossible for me to remember them all. I don’t know why Khloe stayed with me."
What Happened in October 2015?
He overdose on drugs at a Nevada brothel and nearly died, right?
Nope, He Now Says!
During his appearance on The View, Odom actually alleged that the owner of the brothel, Dennis Hof, TRIED TO KILL HIM. "Dennis Hof, I don't know what he had against me but I didn't do drugs that night," Odom told the hosts. "I don't know if he tried to poison me or what."
Kris Jenner Tried to Set Him Up
As their marriage fell apart, Lamar writes that Kris called him and said that Khloe wanted to speak with him after a SoulCycle class. However, when he approached Khloe outside of the studio, she had no idea what was going on... and photographers were there filming the whole incident.
"It had to be Kris," Odom writes. "Kris knew this was my last chance, but she didn't want a drug addict in the family. It wasn't good for business. Any chance I had left with Khloe exploded on the spot... It was always about her brand. I was nothing to her."
Speaking of That Brand?
Khloe, Kim Kardashian and Kris got into a showdown with members of his family when they all rushed to his side post-2015 overdose because the latter group refused to sign non-disclosure agreements. "In the middle of the chaos, they were still trying to protect their brand," writes Lamar.
When Did He Realize He Needed Help?
Although Lamar'ss family staged an intervention after he got out of the hospital, he “didn’t go to rehab right away.” It was only after a production company contacted him about doing a reality series titled Rebound about his “life after death” that he agreed to get assistance.
He Loved His Famous Life with Khloe
"A red carpet is rolled out for you everywhere you go. What's not to love about that?" he explains. "And at that time, when we shot our [spinoff show], I was playing really good basketball."
Has He Apologized to Khloe for His Behavior?
"I don't think I have," he says, adding that he feels he owes "her and her family an apology."
Khloe Isn't Totally Innocent, Either
Lamar also claims that Khloe and Kris Jenner once stormed into a hotel room he shared with dozens of naked strippers during their marriage. Lamar allegeds that Khloe then "beat the sh-t" out of the stripper in a "vicious" meltdown at the time.
Man, Though, Does He Ever Love Her
In the shocking tell-all, Lamar says Khloe is “love of my life” and adds simply: “I wish I could have been a better man."