Lamar Odom is under scrutiny for his reported drug problem, but he's seemingly showing little concern.
TMZ found the NBA star leaving Teru Sushi in Studio City in L.A. on Monday. The photog asked Odom if he had a drug problem, to which he casually replied, "no."
Problem is ... 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.
The public caught on to Odom's problems after he went on a drug binge last month.
Odom was later arrested for DUI, after police stopped him for driving too slow on the 101 highway near L.A. The officer smelled alcohol and administered two field sobriety tests -- the former Lakers sixth man failed both.
Days after the arrest, he checked into rehab, only to leave a day later.