An attempted intervention for Lamar Odom turned awry when a friend got involved.
The former basketball star’s family — his two children, Destiny and Lamar Jr., his aunt JaNean Mercer, and ex-wife, Liza Morales — wanted to get him into the Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center in Florida for treatment over the weekend. (RELATED: Lamar Odom Just Gave His First Interview Since He Nearly Died)
“He was supposed to come to the house,” Ron Dock, a certified addiction specialist, told Page Six Monday. “I had his family there. The main focus was going to be his son and daughter. I had them write letters and they were going to submit the letters to their father explaining their feelings about his behavior.”
“It was all set in place until this negative energy came,” he continued. “For [his friend’s] own selfish motives, sabotage the intervention. I think some people want people around you to keep you sick so they can get what they want from you. I believe this is the case here.”
“The family and I got there. [Odom’s friend] called us back and said ‘Hey, I told him you was coming and he got up and left.’ As far as I know he might have still been in there. I don’t know.” (RELATED: Lamar Odom Is Drinking Again)
“I think this guy just kept us away from him,” Dock said. “He’s a very ugly person. If anything happens to Lamar, I would blame that energy right there.”
“We’re just trying to save a life,” he said. “But they told me and thanked me for my support and being there. I let them know if he’s ever ready, I would fly back up there and personally take him to the treatment center. We have a bed ready for him. All he has to do is say ‘I surrender.'”
Though many people thought Odom was scared straight after he collapsed at a brothel in Nevada last fall, he is back doing drugs and drinking, reports claim. (RELATED: Khloe Kardashian Filed For Divorce Because She Wanted Kids)