Former NBA Star, Lamar Odom Invests in 3 Rehab Centers


Former NBA star Lamar Odom has purchased three drug rehabilitation centers in California to assist people in overcoming addiction. Seven years after his near-death experience at Nevada’s Love Ranch brothel, the NBA champion has invested in rehab centers. At the time, the 43-year-old was struggling with drug addiction and depression.

According to TMZ, the investment in the three drug treatment centers was made in collaboration with Odom, Christian hip-hop artist Dontae Ralston, and skateboarding legend Dennis Martinez. The locations are in San Diego, El Cajon, and Lemon Grove.

According to Odom’s representative, the facilities include a residential treatment home for women as well as two detox and residential treatment homes for men. The buildings will also be known as “Odom Wellness Treatment Centers.” The former Los Angeles Lakers star also stated that he will be “involved” with those who seek treatment at the facilities. Odom is also said to be “ready to start saving lives.”

“He wants to help everyone he can,” his rep said. “He is thankful that he was given a second chance at his life and feels his destiny is to help others.”

Odom came close to death in October 2015 when he was discovered unresponsive in a Nevada brothel after an alleged drug overdose. He was in a coma and on life support after the October incident. He also had kidney failure, heart attacks, and several strokes.

However, following his recovery, Odom claimed he was drugged the night before he was found unresponsive in the brothel. “I didn’t take anything that night,” Odom said in an interview on Addiction Talk. “I was really hurt and almost in some sense afraid because somebody just tried to take my life.”

Odom also claimed that God gave him another chance at life because he had not used drugs prior to the alleged overdose. As he reached “rock bottom,” the retired basketball player said the incident inspired him to seek help and permanently stay clean.

According to Odom’s representative, the retired basketball player plans to purchase two more rehabilitation facilities in California.

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