“My grandma used to say, something that stays with me to this day, she used to tell me, ‘What is done in the dark, comes out in the light.'”
In this emotional interview by The Player’s Tribune, former Los Angeles Lakers basketball star and two-time NBA champion, Lamar Odom opens up how his drug addiction has affected his life.
It has been two years since the 37-year old’s brush with death after overdosing on drugs, which sent him to into a coma for days. When he woke up, there was a mix of surprise and relief from everyone in the room, his doctors included. “We didn’t think you were going to make it,” Lamar’s doctors had told him.
He says in the interview, “I think of all the sneaky s**t I tried to get away with. All the times I did wrong. All the stuff I tried to hide. If it’s not in the public light, it’s in God’s light.”
“I’m sober now,” Odom says. “But it’s an everyday struggle. I have an addiction. I’ll always have an addiction. It never goes away. I mean, I want to get high right now. But I know that I can’t if I want to be here for my children.”
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Keep on fighting, Lamar. We’re still rooting for you.
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