Lamar Odom defends Khloe and Kardashian family on Twitter

Los Angeles:Troubled basketball star Lamar Odom has broken his silence to fire back at his estranged father Joe for making derogatory comments about his wife Khloe Kardashian and her family.

Odom, 33, and Khloe`s marriage is allegedly on the rocks, prompting the former`s father Joe to slam the reality TV star and her mother Kris Jenner in a recent interview, reported Ace Showbiz.

Odom has been largely quiet since reports of his alleged drug addictions emerged last month, but he took to his Twitter page to distance himself from Joe.

"Won`t continue to speak on this but I have got to let this out real quick. I have let this man and many other get away. He wasn`t there to raise me. He was absent all of my life due to his own demons. My mother and grandmother raised me. Queens raised me," Odom posted.

"That man wasn`t even invited to my wedding. He has never met my mother-in-law and some of my other family. How can a man who has not once called me to check on my well being have the nerve to talk so recklessly about his own `son.` He is my downfall," he further tweeted.

Odom also said he has been going through a "dark time" but praised Khloe and her relatives for standing by him.

"He is disrespecting the only family that has loved me without expecting anything in return. They are the only ones that have been here consistently for me during this dark time. Only person to blame is myself.

"Say what you want about me but leave the ones who have done nothing but protect and love me out of this," Odom said.