Lamar Odom is adding another assist to his stat line — the ex-NBA star is stepping up to help a local rehab center that fell on hard times recently … by raising money to keep it from closing its doors forever.
TMZ Sports is told … Lamar’s recent decision to acquire three California treatment centers has garnered the attention of several facilities in serious need of assistance after being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
We’re told Lamar met with the family-owned Wavelengths Recovery out of Huntington Beach back in April … and he felt compelled to partner with the center to help keep its lights on for good.
To get the ball rolling, Lamar has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for food, payroll, renovations and more … and plans to hold a silent auction, with all profits going toward Wavelengths.
As we previously reported, the 2-time NBA champion recently launched the Odom Wellness Treatment Centers to fight substance abuse … a cause he has vowed to fight for following his near-fatal overdose in 2015.
Odom previously invested in facilities in San Diego, El Cajon and Lemon Grove … and he’s determined to help save as many lives as possible.
In fact, he even offered his services to “Jackass” star Bam Margera back in April … although it’s unclear if the two were able to connect.
As for Wavelengths, LO is hoping to raise $500k to get the facility back on its feet and we’re told this is the first rehab of several that he plans to help.