Lamar Odom's alleged drug abuse threatens Khloe Kardashian marriage, report says

???Khloe Kardashian Odom and Lamar Odom from the Khloe Kardashian Odom and Lamar Odom from the show "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" attend an E! Network upfront event at Gotham Hall in Manhattan. (April 30, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

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As a new report details the drug addiction that's threatening to destroy Lamar Odom and Khloé Kardashian's marriage, a source close to the family tells HollywoodLife.com what pushed the NBA star to substance abuse.

Lamar's drug addiction is obviously shocking, but a source explains to HollywoodLife.com that a mix of professional stress, mortality and early exposure drove him to it.

"He's got a lot of pressure on him," the source says, "to lose weight and get in shape so his mobility can improve on the court."

It's no secret in the NBA world that Lamar's career is winding down -- he's not the player he once was. But the source suggests that he's not ready to retire, and the pressure to maintain a high level of performance has been more overwhelming than ever. "He's almost out of a job, he's just trying to keep his head above water," the source says.


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