BASKETBALL bad boy Lamar Odom has blown through millions of dollars and ended up getting himself kidnapped after a harebrained gambling scheme went wrong .
The troubled ex-NBA star spent two days with his captors — after his girlfriend and her two-year-old daughter were terrorized at gunpoint! According to a source, the frightening incidents occurred in Portland, Ore., in June when Lamar visited his then-girlfriend, Savanna Waldrop. Lamar told Savanna he wanted to gamble, but the former L.A. Laker was broke, so she borrowed a whopping $10,000 from shady locals! “Within 20 minutes, the $10,000 was gone. He gambled it all — and lost!” said the spy. What’s more, Lamar’s bet put him, his girlfriend and her little girl in serious jeopardy! Within 24 hours, bookies were tailing the trio, demanding they pay up, snitched the source. “They threatened Savanna and her daughter with a gun and said they’d kill her,” spies dished. “They kicked in the hotel door and came in with guns while they were all in bed.” The thugs then proceeded to kidnap Lamar, demanding they be paid what they were owed! “They held him hostage for two days and took him to their house in Portland, where he basically hung out with them,” continued the source.
Even more bizarre, his captors took him to a nightclub because they didn’t want to leave him unattended! After 48 hours, his desperate girlfriend handed the men more than $1,500 — after pawning Lamar’s gold necklace — and his camp forked over $2,800 of the debt, buying his freedom. But Lamar may still owe $5,000 — plus interest, added the source, noting the goons have threatened to put a target on his back! Shockingly, the troubled jock made light of the ordeal. “When we survive this, we will laugh about it on a beach somewhere getting high,” he told Savanna in a text June 8. A day later, he wrote, “U almost got me killed.” Afterward, Lamar flew to L.A. and then to China, where he is playing pro basketball. But the harrowing escapade is just the latest chapter in the life of Khloe Kardashian’s ex! Shortly after his near-death overdose at a Nevada brothel in 2015, Lamar was spotted in Vegas gambling and partying! “Lamar has an addiction,” said the spy, adding he’s blown through $2 million in two years. He may not remember them, but “those guys are not going to forget about Lamar.”