Lamar Odom hits out at 'absent' dad

Updated: September 25, 2013, 11:34 AM ET
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Lamar Odom, breaking weeks of silence on his current state of mind, tweeted on Tuesday about what he describes as a very "dark time" and how his "absent" father is to blame for his "downfall."

The 33-year-old NBA veteran, posting an extended message via his Twitter account, broke his silence in a rare emotional outburst. He spoke out against what he called his father passing on his "demons" and damaging comments his father had tossed off about his wife and in-laws.

He also admitted ...

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