Lamar Odom on cocaine: ‘It was my drug of choice’

Lamar Odom opened up about his drug addiction, reality TV, and so much more to US Weekly. Odom, 37, talked about his cocaine addiction and how his former wife Khloe Kardashian found out about his cocaine habit:

“I was in the man cave she had made for me and she caught me. She was disappointed. So was I. The sad thing about it is, I don’t know if I was disappointed because I was actually doing the drug or because she caught me. She knew I was doing cocaine the whole time after that. It was my drug of choice.”

 According to Odom, he is sober. Hopefully, he can continue to stay sober. 

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Chiefs’ Steve Nelson: ‘I think we’re real close’

The Kansas City Chiefs were an Eric Fisher holding call away from possibly taking the Steelers to OT, and possibly going to the AFC Championship game last season. In 2016, the Chiefs were able to win the AFC West and get a home playoff game in the divisional round. Unfortunately, just like in 2015, they were not able to go any further.  Chiefs’ CB Steve Nelson believes that his team is not that far away from a title. “I think everybody on our team has to just look in the mirror, and go deeper and find that inner, extra push that you have to give yourself man,” Nelson told goforitgantsports. “I think we’re real close man. I think we got a good chance. We have everybody to do it. We just gotta do it.”

Nelson, who started 15 games last season in KC, is looking to improve upon what he did in 2016.  “Last year was really my first time playing. I was comfortable just breaking up the pass, not getting beat. I only gave up two touchdowns the whole year,” said Nelson.

“There was plenty of opportunities when I could have just went for the ball, but too nervous; thought I was going to miss it. Happy with knocking it down, so I think this year I might as well go for it all.”

Go for it all is what the Chiefs are looking to do in 2017!

Listen to the interview below:

Like father, like son? Lonzo Ball: ‘Markelle’s a great player, but I feel I’m better than him’

I guess Lonzo Ball is a chip off the old block.  We know his dad LaVar likes to talk, but now Lonzo doing the talking.  Ball told ESPN 710 LA that he is better than Washington’s Markelle Fultz:

“Markelle’s a great player, but I feel I’m better than him.” I think I can lead a team better than him,” Ball added. “Obviously he’s a great scorer — he’s a great player, so I’m not taking that away from him.”

I like the kid’s confidence. He should think he is better, but he probably should show a little bit of humility.

 

Like father, like son; Hasim Rahman Jr. makes pro debut in Maryland

Oxon Hill, Md. (March 27, 2017) – When promoter Greg Cohen announced he had finalized arrangements for his next event, the decision to delay his promising heavyweight hopeful, Hasim Rahman Jr.’s, professional boxing debut two more weeks became an easy one.

Originally scheduled to turn professional on March 23, Baltimore native Rahman will now have his first four-round fight in front of a huge contingent of hometown family and friends on Friday, April 14, at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md.Rahman will face Kansas City’s Brian Imes (1-4, 1 KO) on the non-televised undercard portion of an event that features the live telecast of undefeated Dmitry Bivol defending his interim WBA Light Heavyweight title against Samuel Clarkson in the 12-round main event of a ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader (10 p.m. ET/PT).  In the co-feature, unbeaten welterweight prospects Juan Ruiz and Malik Hawkins will square off in an eight-round bout, and Baltimore’s undefeated featherweight Glenn Dezurn will open the telecast.

Tickets for the event, which is co-promoted by Greg Cohen Promotions and Banner Promotions in association with World of Boxing and Uprising Promotions, are priced at $103, $73 and $48 and can be purchased at www.TicketMaster.com.

“You only get one pro debut, so when Greg announced this show, he and I thought it would be a great idea for me to turn pro on this show instead, in front of my hometown friends and family,” explained Rahman.

The 25-year-old, son of Hasim “The Rock” Rahman, who famously knocked out Lennox Lewis in April 2001 to win the WBC and IBF Heavyweight Championships, says to being at home is a very important part of his mission.

“I’m doing this for my family and my friends and my city, so I think I should start right in front of them,” Rahman continued. “And someday I’ll bring them back the heavyweight championship. I can’t wait to fight on the same show as my brother with all my loved ones watching. It’s going to be a very big night.”

“We didn’t get the final word we were doing the Maryland show until a few days ago,” said Greg Cohen. “But once we knew it was happening, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to let Hasim Jr. turn pro at home. It just worked out perfectly.”

Barry Tompkins will call the ShoBox action from ringside with Steve Farhood and fomer world champion Raul Marquez serving as expert analysts. The executive producer is Gordon Hall with Rich Gaughan producing and Rick Phillips directing.

 

Triple-double number 37 for Westbrook

Russell Westbrook has done it again! Westbrook recorded triple-double number 37 in a 92-91 victory over the Mavericks on Monday night. Westbrook hit the game-winning jump shot with 0:07 seconds left. He finished the night with 37pts, 13 rebs, and 10 asts.

Westbrook is now four triple-doubles away from tying the single season mark set by Oscar Robertson(41).

OKC has nine games left.

The return of Sam Hinkie?

Could we see the return of former Philadelphia 76ers GM Sam Hinkie? According to ESPN, the Sacramento Kings are looking to talk to Hinkie. Does that mean the end of Vlade Divac in Sacramento? Does Hinkie work alongside Divac?

We’ll see where this goes.

 

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Six or seven more years of Brady?

There is some bad news floating around for everybody outside of New England. According to Patriots’ owner Bob Kraft, Tom Brady might play another six or seven years! You don’t believe me?  Here is the quote:

“As recently as two, three days ago he assured me he would be willing six, seven more years,” Kraft said. “At the level he performed, there is no one that would be happier than I and our fan base.”

Six or seven years means Brady would be 46 or 47 when he retires. “Father Time” is undefeated. As great as Michael Jordan was throughout his career, even he lost to “Father Time.”  At some point, the great times in New England have to end.  Brady will be 40 by time the season starts. This thing could fall off the rails in 2017.

I never bet against “Father Time!”

Broncos not interested in Romo?

We might be able to take a team off the list in the Tony Romo sweepstakes. Broncos’ GM John Elway said today that the plan is for the Broncos to “stay the course” and go with Paxton Lynch or Trevor Siemian at the quarterback position next season.

Also, according to Elway, there has not been any talk about between him and the Cowboys about Romo.

Elway is at the league meetings in Phoenix, AZ.

Here is the quote via Denver Post writer Nicki Jhabvala’s Twitter feed: