Retired NBA Star Lamar Odom is Using Covenant Eyes to Fight Decades-Long Porn Addiction and Says ‘I’m Just Trying to Live in the Light

Lamar Odom (R) and Sabrina Parr (L) | Covenant Eyes

Two-time NBA champion Lamar Odom, who is also known for his appearances on E! News’ “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” says that he is relying on the accountability software Covenant Eyes to help him battle his pornography addiction.

In a video filmed by the Michigan-based company, the 40-year-old former NBA Sixth Man of the Year and “Dancing with the Stars” contestant revealed that decades of porn addiction hurt relationships and brought him great pain.

“In the NBA, if you late, they just fine you,” Odom said in the video. “I think about all the times I was in my hotel room [on] game day, and I had to get one more last in. So, I chose to be late for the bus just to watch a porno scene. It’s kind of crazy.”

Odom admitted that there were times when he would be in bed with a woman and watch porn despite her being in bed with him.

“In my case, I don’t know how all these women I was dealing with just never brought it up,” he said. “If I am in bed with a beautiful woman and I am watching porn while I’m in bed with her, that just goes to show it’s a problem.”

Sabrina Parr, Odom’s fiance who works as a life coach, recalled what Odom was like when she first met him. It was Parr that challenged Odom to end his addiction or risk losing her from his life.

“He was reaching for his phone more than reaching for me and I had a problem with that,” Parr said. “I’m like, I want to be 100 percent desired, especially if I am laying right next to you.”

“Is there something wrong with me?” she wondered. “Is there something wrong with the way I look? I immediately thought, ‘I know I look good and I know I am attractive and I know I am to be desired. So, something is wrong with you Lamar and if you don’t fix it, I am not going to be here because that is turning me off.’”

According to Covenant Eyes, it was in 2019 that Odom began his journey to give up porn. To do so, he installed Covenant Eyes on his mobile and computer devices.

“It’s just like if you are an addict to drugs, that first time can lead to an addiction,” Odom explained. “I was definitely addicted to porn and drugs.”

Odom, who was hospitalized in 2015 after being found unconscious in a Nevada brothel, admitted that it was easier for him to give up drugs than it was to give up porn.

“I don’t think you can die from watching porn, even though you kill relationships [with] people that you really love,” Odom said. “It is kind of sad because society is not always right. I never thought about porn related to human sex trafficking. The two go hand in hand. Once I heard that, it kind of [made it easier] for me to stray away from it.”

According to Odom, most men “don’t really understand how it affects your intimacy” with the person that “you say you are going to love.”

Odom concluded that people can get through anything as long as they put God first in their lives.

“I am a testament to that,” he said. “God pulled me back hopefully to tell my testimony and help as many people any way that I can.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Samuel Smith