Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian Reportedly File for Divorce

Tim Keeney@@t_keenContributor IDecember 14, 2013

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Former Los Angeles Clippers forward Lamar Odom's year just got more tumultuous.

According to ESPN, the 14-year NBA veteran and Khloe Kardashian, his wife of four years, have reportedly filed for divorce:

After months of speculation, Khloe Kardashian is ending her four-year marriage to former NBA player Lamar Odom.

The reality TV star filed for divorce Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences. She also wants her last name restored to Kardashian from Kardashian Odom.

The filing comes after Odom pleaded no contest Monday to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge.

The 34-year-old athlete was arrested in August after his Mercedes-Benz SUV was seen weaving on a Los Angeles freeway.

There were tabloid rumors of the couple's potential breakup in late 2012. In September 2013, Odom's reported drug habits surfaced, and things began to deteriorate further. 

Days after Odom was arrested on suspicion of DUI, TMZ reported that Kardashian had kicked him out of the house and vowed not to bring him back until he completed rehab. A week later, Odom checked himself out of rehab just a day after checking in, according to People.com

report from NESN stated that Odom spent more than $50,000 on cocaine over the past three years.

Odom's father, Joe, told RadarOnline in late September that the Kardashian family was to blame for all of Lamar's problems. But the former Sixth Man of the Year quickly squashed that notion in a tweet, saying the Kardashians were family and did "nothing but protect and love" him.

Odom's legal problems continued on Dec. 9, when he pleaded "no contest" to one count of driving under the influence. He was sentenced to three years probation, according to CBS Los Angeles.

After one of the least productive seasons of his career with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011-12, Odom enjoyed a bounce-back of sorts, establishing himself as a solid defender and rebounder with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2012-13. 

In 82 games, he averaged 10.7 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.3 blocks per 36 minutes, all marks that were close to the best of his career. 

He remains unsigned this season, and his recent guilty plea for a DUI certainly won't help. After adding divorce onto his long list of problems, one can only hope that Odom is able to get whatever help he needs moving forward. 

 

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