LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Lamar Odom’s agent Monday released a statement refuting Internet reports that the NBA star is missing.
“Lamar is not missing. His wife knows exactly where he is,” Jeff Schwartz told ESPN.
TMZ first reported that Odom was last seen sometime last week and that his wife, Khloe Kardashian Odom, threw him out of their San Fernando Valley home over his alleged addiction to crack cocaine.
The entertainment website also ran pictures of the NBA star and a friend packing up his car with suitcases.
ESPN reports Odom is staying at a hotel in Los Angeles.
Kardashian Odom tweeted Sunday morning: “Really hard to sit here and listen to people talk s*** about my family! F*** you and shame on you! I’m too protective for this s***!”
Odom is currently a free agent after spending the 2012-13 season with the Los Angeles Clippers, where he shot .399 from the field and racked up 330 points.
“Playing in the NBA is still very much a part of Lamar’s plans,” Schwartz continued in his statement.
The 14-year NBA veteran played power forward for the Los Angeles Lakers between 2004 and 2011, winning championships in 2009 and 2010.
Odom was the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year in 2011.
His father’s battle with drug abuse has been discussed on E’s “Khloe and Lamar”.