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Shortly after ESPN First Take personality Stephen A Smith joked that Lamar Odom “was on crack” when he got signed to the New York Knicks in 2014, Odom returned fire through a letter written by his legal counsel.

In case you missed his comments, Smith said: “[Jackson’s] very first move as executive was to sign Lamar Odom…Who was on crack!” Smith screamed. “I love Lamar Odom the person, and God bless him and we’re wishing nothing but the best — but metaphorically speaking, his first move as the executive of the New York Knicks was to sign Lamar Odom, who was on crack!”

“Let us look at what this statement does, not only to Lamar, but to any and all professional athletes that are struggling with addiction,” Odom’s lawyer wrote in the letter, which the former athlete shared via Twitter, along with the hashtag “#slander.”

Peep the letter below.

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