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Lamar Odom Reveals Painful Childhood With Heroin Addict Father

NBA star Lamar Odom has been living the high life both on the court and onscreen with famous wife Khloe Kardashian. But in the new E! series Khloe & Lamar, the L.A. Lakers champion reveals his painful memories and relationship with his heroin addicted father.

In a preview of the premiere episode posted by, Odom’s father, Joe, makes a surprise cameo and Odom explains his difficult relationship with his father.

“Our relationship is completely different from a normal father-son relationship.

My father’s a heroin addict,” said Odom.

As Odom explains, life with a drug addicted father was difficult for him when he was younger.

“I was six when my parents split up; I had my mother around until I was 12-years-old and she passed away (from colon cancer) and after that my father wasn’t around,” explained Odom. “I witnessed things that a 10-year-old definitely wasn’t supposed to see.”

According to Odom, explaining his “complex” relationship with his father to his posh wife Khloe is difficult at times.

“My father is somebody I’d do anything for but I still won’t let get close. It’s hard for me to speak upon it and get it through to Khloe because she grew up so different,” said Odom.

Khloe & Lamar is set to premiere this Sunday, April 10 at 10:00 p.m.

What do you think of Odom’s emotional confession? – nicholas robinson