Do as he says, not as he does — at least that was Lamar Odom“s advice to a 7-year-old boy Saturday night … when he warned him about the dangers of drug abuse.
Odom was at a birthday party at Tokyo Delves in North Hollywood — along with about 20 people — when the young boy named Elijah approached Odom to ask for a photo.
Elijah”s mother tells us, Odom initially turned the kid down, offering to shake Elijah”s hand instead and have a brief conversation … which they did.
The mom says Lamar pontificated about the merits of education and staying in school — and even encouraged Elijah (who is tall for his age) to play basketball — but the ironic twist, Lamar finished the conversation by telling him, “Don”t do drugs.”
He then offered to take the above photo, despite previously refusing.
And this is cool — sources in the restaurant say Lamar covered the tab for the birthday party (totaling more than $1,000) and left a $200 tip.