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Lakers Lamar Odom is jovial during the shoot around before the start of the game against the Philad

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Lamar Odom has been through a lot in his life and fortunately has no problem seeking help.

According to TMZ, the former NBA star checked himself into rehab, reportedly out of fear he’d go on a major bender as his deceased son’s birthday approached. His son Jayden was born on December 15, 2005, but died the following June from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Sources say Jayden’s death was the primary reason L.O. started doing hardcore drugs.

Khloe Kardashian‘s ex-husband checked himself into a San Diego area facility late last week. Sources also say that Lamar’s struggling with the fact his divorce from Khloe will be final on Saturday, and he didn’t want to be tempted to use.

Lamar’s attorney Walter Mosley revealed, “We have a lot of very important things lined up for next year. I like to say Lamar is on a comeback tour in 2017. It’s about maintaining health, being healthy, doing what’s right for his family, being a better father, just improving himself. This was his idea and he has the full support of the people who work for him, his family, staff and everyone around him.”

Mosley also says L.O. will be there until at least the end of the year. He explained that Lamar was in “great spirits” at a friendly dinner one week before checking into treatment.

“Lamar’s decision to enter treatment comes more than a year after the former NBA player experienced a near-fatal overdose in Las Vegas,” E! reports.

Sources also say that Lamar is gearing up for his very own reality show, which will premiere in 2017. The series will reportedly be all about his life and recovery. An insider called his rehab stay a “precautionary measure” and said Odom “wants to stay clear and focused.”

We wish the former Lakers star a successful 2017 comeback!

SOURCE: TMZ, E!

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