Lamar Odom just released a memoir called Darkness To Light. And it reveals just how crazy of a life Lamar Odom was living. But one story that really stood out was him trying to take a drug test after being invited to play for the USA Men’s team in the 2004 Olympics.
Lamar Odom says he used a fake penis to pass 2004 Olympics drug test https://t.co/vcfPr0aTNJ
— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) May 18, 2019
[People] – The NBA champion was offered a spot on the U.S. Men’s Olympic basketball team, which was “one of the biggest honors in my career,” Odom, 39, writes in his new memoir, Darkness to Light, exclusively excerpted in PEOPLE.
But, as Odom writes, “the joy of being named to the twelve-man roster quickly turned to anxiety when Olympic officials informed me that I would have to pass a drug test before officially joining the team.”
Then living in Los Angeles, Odom received a “call from USA Basketball that a drug tester would be coming to my house in a few days to administer the screening,” he writes. “There was absolutely no way I was going to pass. I’d been smoking weed every day that summer. Panic set in.”
“We started googling ‘fake penises’ and studied different ways to beat a drug test,” he writes. “After an exhaustive search we ordered a giant, rubber, black c— to arrive the next day.”
This makes perfect sense. Do you remember the 2004 Olympic team?
The team was an absolute disaster. They finished 3rd in the Olympics and really they sucked. But this all makes sense now. They had guys like Allen Iverson (likes to party), Stephon Marbury, young Carmelo, barely legal LeBron, and notable drug user Lamar Odom. No wonder they finished third. I see Emeka Okafor in that picture. Who’s idea was it to put Okafor on an Olympic team?! I’d say this team overachieved and the third place finish might have actually been good. Whatever. Who’s #7? I think it’s time for us to read Lamar Odom’s book.