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Lamar Odom

Lamar Joseph Odom (born November 6, 1979) is an American professional basketball forward with the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year and won two NBA championships as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. Odom played college basketball for the Rhode Island Rams before being drafted in the first round with the fourth overall pick by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1999 NBA Draft. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team and played four seasons with the Clippers. He signed as a restricted free agent with the Miami Heat, where he played one season before being traded to the Lakers. Odom spent seven seasons with the Lakers, who traded him to Dallas. He was traded back to the Clippers in 2012. Odom was born in South Jamaica, Queens, New York City, New York. His father was a heroin addict and his mother died of colon cancer when he was twelve years old. He was raised by his grandmother Mildred. In his first three years of high school, Odom played for Christ The King Regional High School in Middle Village, Queens. He transferred first to Redemption Christian Academy in Troy, New York for the basketball season and then to

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Lamar Odom Apologizes to Khloe for Drug Benders ... But Vows to Get Her Back (VIDEO)

Lamar Odom
Apologizes to Khloe for Drug Benders ... Vows to Get Her Back

Lamar Odom says he's grateful to Khloe Kardashian for staying by his side through his drug addiction and recovery ... and he wants her back. Odom opened up about his battle with drugs on "The… READ MORE >

Lamar Odom: 'I Was Basically Committing Suicide' Before Rehab

Lamar Odom:
'I Was Basically Committing Suicide' ... Before Rehab

Lamar Odom says he was in a "dark place" before his 2015 drug overdose in Nevada ... and admits his addiction was so bad he was "basically committing suicide."  Odom opened up about his past… READ MORE >

- 7 days ago
Luke Walton Doesn't Say No To Lamar Odom Joining Lakers' Coaching Staff (VIDEO)

Luke Walton and Lamar Odom
Ready to Team Up Again ... Maybe

Luke Walton really wants the world to sweat over the possible introduction of Coach Lamar Odom to the LA Lakers ... 'cause now they're grabbing dinner together. We got the former Lakers teammates… READ MORE >

- 9 days ago
Lamar Odom Says He Wants To Coach On the Lakers (VIDEO)

Lamar Odom
I Wanna Coach With The Lakers ... I've Talked with Luke

Lamar Odom says he's still intent on returning to the NBA ... but on the sidelines ... telling TMZ Sports he's reached out to Lakers coach Luke Walton about a spot on the staff. Odom's been… READ MORE >

- 15 days ago
Lamar Odom Says Rehab Was 'Life-Changing' ... Mulling Over Reality TV Comeback (VIDEO)

Lamar Odom
Rehab Was 'Life-Changing' ... Mulling Over Reality TV Comeback

He's only been out of rehab for a few hours, but Lamar Odom says he's already thinking about his next professional move ... a new reality TV show. Odom completed a 35 day stint at a San Diego… READ MORE >

- 19 days ago
Lamar Odom Checking Out of Rehab ... 'Doing Much Better'

Lamar Odom
Checking Out of Rehab ... 'Doing Much Better'

Lamar Odom has completed a 35 day stint in rehab and will be heading back to his home in L.A. today ... TMZ Sports has learned. Lamar initially checked into the San Diego treatment facility… READ MORE >

- 20 days ago
Rob Kardashian Blanketed with Same Good Luck Charm as Lamar Odom (PHOTOS)

Rob Kardashian
Blanketed with Same Good Luck Charm as Lamar

Rob Kardashian's hospital visit had a flash of Lamar Odom's near-death ER trip ... based on a revealing pattern. Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble showed up at the West Hills Medical Center Wednesday… READ MORE >

- 25 days ago
Lamar Odom Inspired to Save Himself By Attempted Murderer (PHOTO)

Lamar Odom
An Attempted Murderer Inspired Me to Save Myself

Lamar Odom was inspired to turn his life around by a prisoner serving hard time for attempted murder. The former NBA star flew to Delaware back in Sept. to visit childhood friend William… READ MORE >

- 38 days ago
Kurt Angle Says His Addiction Recovery App Could Save Lamar Odom (VIDEO)

Kurt Angle
My Addiction Recovery App Could Save Lamar Odom Post-Rehab

Ex-WWE star and recovering addict Kurt Angle says his new addiction management app could "save" Lamar Odom by putting him on the path to healthy and sober living. READ MORE >

- 40 days ago
Lamar Odom's Memory of Son's Death Pushed Him to Rehab

Lamar Odom
Memory of Dead Son Triggers Rehab

Lamar Odom checked himself into rehab out of fear he'd go on a major bender as his deceased son's birthday approached ... TMZ Sports has learned. Lamar's son, Jayden, was born Dec 15, 2005, but… READ MORE >

- 42 days ago

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