“Black Jesus is just my alter ego”: Former Lakers star Lamar Odom ridicules people for suggesting he was high following Sabrina Parr controversy

Amulya Shekhar
|Published 05/01/2021

Lamar Odom confused fans by appearing in a video featuring him shirtless in a black wig pouring wine, leading to speculation that he was high.

The former Sixth Man of the Year has struggled with cocaine addiction in the past. He was once found unconscious following an overdose. Since then, he’s undergone rehab programs and done his best to put that phase behind him. These impressions however, are always lasting in some people’s memories.

He’s also been in the news recently for a long and protracted separation from Sabrina Parr. He’s accused his former fiance of stealing his social media passwords and his passports – something Sabrina vehemently denies.

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The video that got Lamar Odom rumors running

Odom released a promo video of his social media handles that can only be described as peculiar:

“Black Jesus says, ‘Follow Lamar Odom on Snapchat, Twitch YouTube, and he will turn water into wine,” Odom’s friend said.

It fed rumors that he might have conceived the idea and shot the idea while high. Odom moved quickly to move quash them with a follow-up video on Instagram, saying:

“It’s Lamar Odom, man. Black Jesus is just my altar-ego when I’m trying to bless y’all in 2K and Madden on Twitch. Just my altar-ego.”

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“Lighten up DAMN ~ I can’t have fun without being accused of being high or out my mind?? If you know me you know I play all day, life is too short to stay so serious, Covid taught us that. Black Jesus here to stay. No blasphemy, just fun!”

You can be sure that Odom is going to continue to keep up his rediscovered persona. He’s always been this fun guy to be around. Alvin Gentry, who coached Odom for two-plus seasons with the Clippers, said:

“His greatest assets has also been the thing that doomed him because people took advantage of his kindness, his niceness, his always wanting to share.”

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Amulya Shekhar

Amulya Shekhar

Amulya Shekhar is a sports junkie who thrives on the thrills and frills of live sports action across basketball, football (the American variant works too), parkour, adventure sports. He believes sports connect us to our best selves, and he hopes to help people experience sports more holistically.

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