The Daily Grind Video

Lamar Odom was spotted leaving dinner in a great mood – despite the fact that his life seems to be crumbling around him.

During the paparazzi’s run-in with Lamar, the NBA baller says he doesn’t have a drug problem, and says he’s hoping to play basketball next season for whoever wants to see him play. The camera guy was pretty persistent and got Lamar to roll down his window, asking him if he spoke to Khloe.

Lamar laughs off the question, saying, “Of course I talked to her, that’s my wife!”

Despite the upbeat chat, TMZ maintains that Lamar isn’t living in reality.

Odom is clearly in denial. As we’ve previously reported, just about everyone in his life — personally and professionally — knows about his battle with substance abuse, including his wife Khloe Kardashian.

In the last year alone, Lamar’s been thrown out of hotels … busted for DUI … spent time in rehab … and dropped from multiple NBA teams.

Do you think Lamar looks like he has an issue? Check out the video on TMZ.

SOURCE: TMZ / Splash News