As Los Angeles Daily News police reporter Kelly Goff reported, former Clippers forward Lamar Odom was arrested early Friday morning for DUI suspicion after California Highway Patrol officers saw him moving erratically on the 101 Freeway in Sherman Oaks.
Goff talked to CHP spokesman Officer Leland Tang, who said the 33-year-old Odom was driving well under the speed limit at just 50 mph in a 65 mph zone before he was pulled over at 3:25 a.m. Odom also will have a suspended license after failing several field sobriety tests and refusing to take a blood test or breathalyzer.
It’s been one trying week for Odom amid reports that he’s currently fighting drug addiction. Both the Lakers and Clippers had expressed varying forms of interest in him as an unrestricted free agent. Despite meeting with Odom in early July, the Lakers’ interest soon dwindled. The Clippers wanted to resign Odom despite spending half of last season out of shape and averaging a career-low four points on 39 percent shooting and 5.9 rebounds per game. But the Clippers’ interest quickly declined this week in the midst of reports surrounding Odom’s personal problems. The Clippers, instead, acquired former Lakers forward Antawn Jamison.
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