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Lamar Odom Reveals He Used a Prosthetic Penis to 'Pass a Drug Test' for the 2004 Olympics

Lamar Odom Reveals He Used a Prosthetic Penis to 'Pass a Drug Test' for the 2004 Olympics

In 2004, one of Lamar Odom‘s biggest dreams came true.

The NBA champion was offered a spot on the U.S. Men’s Olympic basketball team, which was “one of the biggest honors in my career,” Odom, 39, writes in his new memoir, Darkness to Light, exclusively excerpted in PEOPLE.

But, as Odom writes, “the joy of being named to the twelve-man roster quickly turned to anxiety when Olympic officials informed me that I would have to pass a drug test before officially joining the team.”

At the time, Odom was using drugs and knew that he wouldn’t pass an official test, which would disqualify him from competing at the Olympics in Athens, Greece.

Then living in Los Angeles, Odom received a “call from USA Basketball that a drug tester would be coming to my house in a few days to administer the screening,” he writes. “There was absolutely no way I was going to pass. I’d been smoking weed every day that summer. Panic set in.”

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So, Odom got creative.

“We started googling ‘fake penises’ and studied different ways to beat a drug test,” he writes. “After an exhaustive search we ordered a giant, rubber, black c— to arrive the next day.”

And when the official tester arrived at Odom’s home to administer the test, the NBA champion was prepared, recruiting his drug-free trainer “to urinate into the reservoir of the phallus, which was hidden in the balls,” he writes.

“He handed me the rubber penis and left the bathroom as I strapped it on,” Odom writes about his trainer.

The NBA security official then entered the bathroom and watched from two feet away as Odom squeezed out his trainer’s pee from the prosthetic.

“I unzipped my pants and carefully slid the fake penis through the zipper hole. To get the pee to come out of the tip, I had to squeeze the shaft repeatedly,” Odom writes.

Although Odom admits in his book that he “was paranoid it wouldn’t work,” he passed the test after he handed the official the warm cup of his trainer’s urine.

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“He stuck a thermometer in the cup to gauge the temperatur

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Grumpy Cat Once 'Upstaged' the Cast of Cats on Broadway and the Photos Are Everything

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Pillsbury Releases Pokémon Sugar Cookies Celebrating New Film Detective Pikachu

Pillsbury Releases Pokémon Sugar Cookies Celebrating New Film Detective Pikachu

Being a Pokémon fan just got a whole lot sweeter!

In honor of the new film Detective Pikachu, which hit movie theaters last Friday, Pillsbury is rolling out special limited-edition sugar cookies that’ll make any fan of the popular cartoon franchise wanna eat ‘em all.

The new offerings features red-and-white colored cookies shaped like Pokémon Deco Balls as well as a cookies with a bright yellow Pikachu design on them — and best of all, both designs come in each package, which means you’ll never have to pick and choose!

Additionally, each and every package features a shot from the film of Detective Pikachu in action, sniffing out clues.

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While you still have months to purchase the limited edition sugar cookie shapes, they won’t be around forever!

Staring now, you’ll have all summer to test out these tasty delights before the cookies disappear from shelves in August.

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If your mouth is already watering from the thought of baking your own batch of Pillsbury’s Pokémon cookies this weekend, you’re in luck — they’re already on sale!

The mouth-watering cookies are available at numerous retailers across the country, including Wegmans, Walmart Supercenters, and Target locations across the Northeast.

Read more: https://people.com/food/pillsbury-limited-edition-pokemon-sugar-cookies-detective-pikachu/

Elton John Calls Criticism of Taron Egerton in Rocketman Over Being Straight 'Bulls---'

Elton John Calls Criticism of Taron Egerton in Rocketman Over Being Straight 'Bulls---'

Elton John has some choice words for critics of the upcoming movie about his life, Rocketman.

The film features actor Taron Egerton in the lead role, and some have expressed concern over the fact that Egerton, 29, is portraying a gay man, even though he is straight. In response to that criticism, John, 72, is calling it some major B.S.

“That’s all bulls—, I’m sorry,” the rock legend, 72, told The Sun.

“If people don’t like it, review-wise, or it doesn’t make one dollar, it’s the movie I wanted to make and that’s all that counts. I can look back and say, ‘You know what, I love it. I can live with it,'” he continued.

Egerton has previously spoken up about the on-screen love scenes with co-star Richard Madden (Game of Thrones, Bodyguard), who plays John’s manager and former boyfriend, John Reid. The Robin Hood star said that he wasn’t any more or less enthusiastic about a same-sex love scene than he would be about one with a woman.

“For me, kissing a man onscreen is no less appealing than kissing a woman onscreen,” he said earlier this month in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “I’m not in any way repulsed by the male form. It’s an uncomfortable thing regardless of who you’re with.”

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“It makes no difference as to your sexual preference,” he said.

Egerton has also said that Rocketman “is absolutely a celebration of everything that Elton John is and part of that is his sexuality.”

John and Egerton have become friends over the movie’s production and have even sung together leading up to the film’s theatrical release.

Most recently, they serenaded fans after the movie’s premiere at the Cannes Film Festival — where Egerton sweetly tied John’s shoe on the red carpet.

John began on the piano with a rendition of his 1983 song “I’m Still Standing.” Not long into the song, Egerton joined him on the beachside stage, and then the duo broke out into none other than the 1972 hit “Rocketman,” for which the movie is named.

“I don’t see an actor, I see myself,” John previously said of Egerton.

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Jana Kramer and Husband Mike Caussin Share Why They're Being Open About His Sex Addiction

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