People.com: Lamar Odom is not exactly having an All-Star week.
First, a tabloid reported that he cheated on wife Khloé Kardashian, then the normally low-key basketball player lashed out at a paparazzo who asked him Wednesday whether the report is true.
According to a source, Odom, 33, was stopped at a red light near his home in a gated community in Los Angeles Wednesday when two photographers drove up to his car and one repeatedly asked him point-blank if he cheated.
Odom denied the accusations to the photographer, quietly saying in a shaky video (posted on TMZ) that, « I would never cheat on my wife, that’s why I wear my wedding ring. »
Although his voice remains calm in the video – and even shows him taking a break from the drama to pose for a photo with a fan – a witness to the incident tells PEOPLE Odom « lost it. »
« Lamar got furious that they had the nerve to ask him and he absolutely lost it. He got out of his car and went crazy on a third photographer. He reached into the photographer’s car, grabbed the camera equipment and threw it into the street. Lamar was very upset and seemed beyond stressed out. »
Adds a source close to the family:
« The paparazzi has been continuously taunting the family. Enough is enough! »
The initial tabloid report claims Odom cheated on Khloé with a woman he met in January 2012 at the Stadium Strip Club in Washington, D.C., after playing a game for the Dallas Mavericks. The pair reportedly rekindled their flirtation after a chance meeting in the lobby of the Charlotte, N.C., Ritz Carlton Hotel 11 months later.
Meanwhile, wife Khloé, 29, is vigorously defending her man – and repeatedly slamming the paps – on Twitter.
« Hehehe I just love my hubby 🙂 » she Tweeted Wednesday night when @DASHUniverse wrote « @KhloeKardashian love when your in rant mode! »
A source close to the couple tells PEOPLE the cheating report « couldn’t be farther from the truth » and the duo, who wed in September 2009, are planning to renew their vows this fall.