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Lamar Odom slams ESPN's Stephen A. Smith for 'grotesque' comment about his crack addiction

Lamar Odom has made it clear that he was highly offended by ESPN loudmouth Stephen A. Smith's comments about the former NBA star's addiction problems.

Odom's lawyer released a statement on Friday, asking the sports network to denounce the "vulgar" and "grotesque" words that came out of Smith's mouth on "First Take."

While trying to explain his disdain for Knicks president Phil Jackson, Smith screamed "his very first move as an executive was to sign Lamar Odom ... WHO WAS ON CRACK!"

Odom did not find the rant funny at all, and tweeted out his lawyer's letter that was sent to ESPN with the hashtag #slander.

"Let us look at what this statement does, not only to Lamar, but to any and all professional athletes that are struggling with addiction," the letter states.

"Mr. Smith chose to jokingly disparage Lamar having a disease... to say that his conduct was outrageous and unacceptable does not scratch the surface."

The letter also says that Odom was actively using crack when Jackson signed him to the Knicks, pointing out that he passed physical and other required tests needed to play in the NBA.

Odom and his camp said, "We hope those at ESPN will actively voice their disdain for Mr. Smith's inappropriate statement and take the proper action to support those that are fighting this disease. We would hope that your network would use this situation as an opportunity to become more actively involved in this case."