NBA legend, Lamar Odom, has shed more light on his struggle with addiction in his new memoir. .
In an excerpt released to People, Odom admitted: “I am a sex addict.” In the book, Odom, who is Khloé Kardashian’s ex husband, wrote that he’d had sex with more than 2,000 women. .
“I have been obsessed with sex for as long as I can remember,” the 39-year-old said. “There were too many strippers to count… It wasn’t a big deal, but often I would pay them. I never thought less of them.”
He explained that his sex addiction was also a trigger for him to do drugs, and enabled him to cheat on Kardashian while they were married.
The basketball star was raised in a poor household with a heroin-addict father. At an early age, he lost his mother to colon cancer.
However, when he began making a name for himself as a basketball star, he fell into a deep hole of drug abuse. .
At 18, he started a family with his first love, Liza, but soon realized he couldn’t maintain a stable, faithful relationship because of one dark habit he had not yet discovered: his addiction to sex.