Lamar Odom Held for Ransom?

Lamar Odom was not kidnapped. The 38-year-old’s manager has shut down the rumor—started by Radar Online—that Odom was held hostage over a gambling debt. The rumor stated that he was kidnapped while visiting a alleged girlfriend Savanna Waldrop and her 2-year-old daughter. Zoul El Fassi told E! that “the kidnapping is false, it’s a lie, it’s made up. He does know [Waldrop]. He’s not going to deny that but she was just a girl he used to party with”. The former NBA star’s publicist also made a statement saying he “does know [Waldrop], however she was merely an acquaintance”. Odom has been working on his health and getting basketball ready after announcing in July that he will be playing again…in China. Khloe Kardashian’s ex is reportedly in the United States to do a meet and greet before he heads back over the ocean to get ready for basketball season.