The ballad of Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian just seems to get sadder and sadder as more sources come out of the woodwork with stories about the NBA star’s reported descent into drug addiction.

Friends of Lamar’s now claim they fear for him, as it seems he's given up on not only his career, but his life.

“A few weeks ago his friends from the projects in Queens flew out to LA and banged on Lamar’s door trying to have an intervention with him,” a source tells RadarOnline.  “They wanted to take him home to New York and get him clean but Lamar wouldn’t open the door initially, telling them he ‘didn’t give a f—k what the world thinks” and said they ‘don’t know the pressure he’s under.’”

While Radar’s previous stories had indicated Lamar was using only prescription drugs, the source confirmed what others have been reporting for weeks: “He’s smoking crack now… His friends knew that he liked to freebase cocaine, but they were shocked to see him with crack. They found more than 60 grams of crack in his possession and he had no intentions of stopping.”

Lamar, who had previously made reference to “fighting my father’s demons” regarding his drug use, reportedly has no greater fear than making his dad’s mistakes, says the source.

“Lamar feels invincible because he’s rich and famous, but he also seems scared that his destiny is to be a drug addict like his father.”

“It’s bad,” added the insider. “His friends fear he’s suicidal and trying to smoke himself to death!”

Source: RadarOnline