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Lamar Odom

AAU Basketball DENIES

Receiving ANY Charity Donations

4/3/2013 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lamar Odom's charity, Cathy's Kids, never donated a single dollar to the AAU basketball program ... despite L.O.'s claims ... at least that's what the president of the Amateur Athletic Union tells TMZ.

We spoke to Henry Forrest ... who tells us, "Cathy’s Kids has never donated to us. They have never, ever contributed to us. On Sunday morning it was mentioned that Cathy’s Kids has contributed to AAU Basketball teams ... that is an incorrect statement."

Forrest is responding to the "Outside the Lines" report, in which ESPN showed documents seemingly proving $1.3 million of the $2.2 raised by the charity was donated to "AAU team sponsorship."

When asked about the specific programs Cathy's Kids helps to support, Odom told the reporter, "A lot through AAU basketball in my neighborhood where I come from in South Jamaica, Queens."

But Forrest tells TMZ it's simply not true -- though he does say it's possible Odom used the money to finance an independent local team that was allowed to participate in AAU events.

“It is possible that Cathy’s Kids sponsored [an independent] team that registered to play in an AAU event. But teams like this only register to play in our events, they are not affiliated with AAU."

Forrest explains, "AAU doesn’t have anything to do with local organizations that put together independent teams.  We don’t manage those teams or deal with those local teams put together. They only register to play."

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11:15 AM PT -- A source close to Lamar has confirmed what the AAU president suspected, telling us, “Lamar had teams he funded for their expenses for AAU sanctioned events. Money did not go directly to the AAU, it went directly to the teams for their expenses.”

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106.

Chanel_MC    

Hmm and i thought khole was the smart one tsk mf tsk jus like the rest ya fam i see

565 days ago
107.

uliar    

IRS AUDIT

565 days ago
108.

Jordan    

If this Charity is Legitimate than how come only one NBA Player will admit to either being involved or donating and he will not say how much money he donated if any?

565 days ago
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Jordan    

How come if this is a Legitimate Charity the Cloths that Khloe has on EBay say a portion will be donated? A Portion means absolutely nothing. She is auctioning free clothing giving maybe only $1 for Cathy's Kids?

565 days ago
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sophiastormy    

Trashdians hands all on this charity. Mama kris too lamar want too stay in those family you need to be wealthy. And this is home you do it.

565 days ago
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fastdriver    

AND...........the plot thickens!

565 days ago
112.

LightJ    

Oh how convenient, so I wonder if he can prove what teams he supposedly gave it to and how much?? Bet that he can't, nice move trying to bull**** some more. The fact of the matter is, it wasn't used what is was and should have been intended for: cancer. B*stards.

565 days ago
113.

Mrugowsky    

Anyone attached to the Khardashians leave a scuzzy residue so this doesn't seem surprising.

565 days ago
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Oklayellobone    

Well if anybody seen the shotgun show with Lamar's ex wife and how she said she had found out about him and. else's relationship by magazine in a store after the death of their son! I say what goes around comes around and good for him and her!

565 days ago
115.

Demi    

Yeah! right

565 days ago
116.

Tinasurita30    

I think Lamar Odom believes he is Superman !! He is not a good team player !! Lamar does and gets what he wants !! Most of the time or he pouts like a child !!

DALLAS,TX

565 days ago
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TylerDurden5279    

Money is their God, its no surprise. The whole Kardashian clan are disgusting people. The late Robert Kardashian all the way down the line are awful people.

565 days ago
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Meka C.    

Hmm, I wonder if Lamar's close friend Jamie was put in charge of this project too. Remember:..on the Khloe and Lamar show he put Jamie in charge of his online clothing site and he completely ruined that. Sounds like he needs to get his business and personal priorities in tact. Quit letting irresponsible individuals handle his important affairs.

564 days ago
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Meka C.    

Hmm, I wonder if Lamar's close friend Jamie was put in charge of this project too. Remember:..on the Chloe and Lamar show he put Jamie in charge of his online clothing site and he completely ruined that. Sounds like he needs to get his business and personal priorities in tact.

564 days ago
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SamMcTobin    

fundings of 12000 $ have been raised by Jayden Morel and Jared benetton through annual charity festival for shelter kids

450 days ago
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