This former A list athlete turned reality start which ruined his career turned drug user has always said he has a ton of money left from his carer.
So, why was he trying to borrow six figures from his reality star ex last month.
Lamar In Danger: Odom Kidnapped & Held Hostage By Bookies For Gambling Debt
Lamar Odom was kidnapped in a gambling scheme gone horribly wrong, RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal.
Khloe Kardashian‘s troubled ex-husband spent two days with his captors while his girlfriend — and her 2-year-old daughter — were terrorized at gunpoint!
According to a source, the frightening chain of events began in Portland, Oregon in early June when Odom went to visit his then-girlfriend, Savanna Waldrop, and her family.
“Lamar has massive separation anxiety so he flew to meet her in her hometown even though she told him no and she needed to have some time alone with her family,” a source told Radar.
Before he arrived Odom told Waldrop he wanted to gamble. The only problem was the former Lakers pro was broke, Opens a New Window. so he had to borrow a whopping $10,000 from some shady locals.
“Savanna set up the loan and Lamar knew he had to pay it back no matter what,” said the source. “The bookies had no idea someone famous like Lamar didn’t have the cash to pay them back. And you don’t mess with these guys.”
Odom soon found out the dangerous result of his lies.
“Within 20 minutes the $10,000 was gone. He gambled it all — and lost!”
Then he was in jeopardy of losing not only his life, but that of his and her innocent little girl.
“Within 24 hours the bookies were harassing them, following them to their Airbnb and hotel, and waiting for them in the parking lot,” said the source.
“It got so bad, they threatened Savanna and her daughter with a gun and said they’d kill her.”
“They kicked in the hotel door and came in with guns when they were all in bed.”
That’s when they took Odom and held him for ransom until he came up with the money.- Source