Lamar Odom misses Mavs vs. Lakers game for ailing father

khloe-lamar-getty-odom.jpg"Khloe & Lamar" star Lamar Odom wasn't able to join his team, the Dallas Mavericks, in their game against his former team the LA Lakers on Wednesday night, as he was tending to his ailing father.

"He has been excused to tend to a family matter," his coach Rick Carlisle told ESPN. "He will rejoin us after the [All-Star] break."

Joe Odom, who is frequently featured on "Khloe & Lamar," is feeling much better now. He tells TMZ that he's grateful that his once-estranged son was willing to take some time off to work to care for him while he was suffering from a stomach virus.

"[Wednesday] night [Lamar] stayed with me all night ... just kickin' it and whatnot ... but everything is good now. I feel a lot better," Joe, who struggled with a heroin addiction for several years, told paparazzi.
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