This isn’t the first time the 33-year-old basketball star has had substance abuse troubles. In 2001 he violated NBA drug policies twice within a span of eight months. Lamar’s father, with whom he has a complicated relationship, struggled with heroin addiction.
Despite having a seemingly whirlwind romance and fairytale wedding to wife Khloe Kardashian, Lamar’s life has been riddled with tragedy. After his mother lost her life to colon cancer when he was just 12, the New York native was dealt the crushing blow of losing his six-month-old son Jayden to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in 2006. Then, in 2011, while returning home to attend a cousin’s funeral no less, was the passenger in a chauffered car that hit a motorcyclist who collided with and killed a 15-year-old boy.
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