Kardashian Ex Lamar Odom Used Fake Penis To Pass His Olympics Drug Test
The former NBA player and ex-husband of Khloe Kardashian admitted to the ruse in his new memoir.
The book -- titled Darkness To Light -- recounted the time Lamar Odom was selected to play for the U.S. Men’s Olympic basketball team in 2004.
Odom, 39, was using drugs at the time and knew he wouldn’t pass an official test, which would disqualify him from competing at the Olympics in Greece.
In an excerpt from his book published in PEOPLE, the athlete recalled being told a "drug tester" would visit him at his Los Angeles home to screen him.
“There was absolutely no way I was going to pass. I’d been smoking weed every day that summer. Panic set in," he wrote.
Odom said prior to the visit, he jumped online to google "fake penises".
“After an exhaustive search we ordered a giant, rubber, black c*ck to arrive the next day.”
Odom then had his trainer -- who was drug-free -- "urinate in the reservoir of the phallus, which was hidden in the balls."
His trainer handed him the pee-filled prosthetic penis in his bathroom, which he strapped on when he was alone. Odom then squeezed the pee out of the fake penis, while the NBA security official looked on.
“I unzipped my pants and carefully slid the fake penis through the zipper hole. To get the pee to come out of the tip, I had to squeeze the shaft repeatedly."
Odom passed the drug test after the official "stuck a thermometer in the cup to gauge the temperature" and found it was still warm.
"Satisfied that the pee was mine, [he] said ‘Welcome to Team USA,’ ” he wrote.
The U.S. Men's Olympic basketball team failed to win Gold for only the third time ever that year, also the first time for a team filled with NBA players.
Odom has had a long and public battle with drug abuse, suffering a near-fatal overdose four years ago.
In the memoir, he opened up about how this abuse affected his marriage to Khloe Kardashian and admitted to cheating on her numerous times.
The couple were married in September 2009 and finalised their divorce in December 2016.
“Sex was a trigger for me to do drugs,” he told PEOPLE in a separate interview for the book. “Because you double up on [that] good feeling.”
While Odom admitted to still being an "addict" (although not specifying to which substances) he said he "will not go into the darkness. Ever again.”
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