NBA’s Lamar Odom sentenced for drunk driving
LOS ANGELES — Former Los Angeles Lakers star Lamar Odom pleaded no contest Monday to driving under the influence and was sentenced to three years probation and three months of treatment for alcohol abuse.
The 34-year-old was also ordered to pay $1,814 in fines and penalties over the August 30 incident in which he was seen driving erratically in Los Angeles.
He had been due to appear in court this Wednesday, but his lawyer entered the no contest plea on his behalf.
His arrest came amid a rash of news stories about alleged drug use and troubles in his marriage to reality TV show star Khloe Kardashian.
The ex-Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers standout, an NBA player for 14 seasons, was seen driving his white Mercedes SUV in a “serpentine manner at 50 miles per hour,” a California Highway Patrol (CHP) police report said.
Odom’s driving license was suspended for a year, after he refused to take either a blood or breath test. A separate meeting of California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will be held to determine its status.
Odom averaged 13.3 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game over his 961-game NBA career.