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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 -- Makes Peace With Photog ... After Hollywood Freak Out

Lamar Odom
Makes Peace With Photog After Hollywood Freak Out

Lamar Odom's war with the paparazzo he went after in the street last year is over -- TMZ Sports has learned the photog is dropping his lawsuit ... and all signs point to "settlement."You remember… READ MORE >

Khloe Kardashian -- Breaks Up With French Montana ... I'm Not Over Lamar

Khloe Kardashian
Breaks Up With French Montana I'm Not Over Lamar

Khloe Kardashian has called it quits with rapper French Montana ... because she still hasn't fully recovered from her disastrous breakup with Lamar Odom.Sources close to Khloe tell us ... she… READ MORE >

- 8 days ago
Rob Kardashian -- Lamar Leaving Family ... Real Reason for Rob's Woes

Rob Kardashian
Lamar Leaving Family ... Real Reason for Rob's Woes

Rob Kardashian's downhill spiral was triggered by Lamar Odom ... but we've learned it had nothing to do with Lamar's drug use ... it was all about fatherly abandonment.Sources connected with the… READ MORE >

- 49 days ago
Khloe Kardashian -- Lamar Odom Poisoned My Brother

Khloe Kardashian
Lamar Odom Poisoned My Brother

Khloe Kardashian clearly blames Lamar Odom for contributing to her brother's drug problems -- and says she feels guilty for not being able to protect Rob from L.O.'s influences. As we… READ MORE >

- 50 days ago
Lamar Odom -- Crack'd Out ... In the Hollywood Hills

Lamar Odom
Crack'd Out ... In the Hollywood Hills

Here's a shot of Lamar Odom flashing some intergluteal cleft while lotioning himself up over the weekend before a mid-afternoon hike in the Hollywood Hills. Fun Fact -- there are several… READ MORE >

- 60 days ago
Lamar Odom -- Nightclub Denial ... A Shakespearean Tragedy

Lamar Odom
Nightclub Denial ... A Shakespearean Tragedy

Lamar Odom's rejection at the door of Penthouse nightclub wasn't just humiliating because Khloe Kardashian was inside with French Montana -- it also sucked because reality show cams caught… READ MORE >

- 128 days ago
Lamar Odom -- Club Was Afraid He'd Start a Brawl ... Chris Brown & Drake Style

Lamar Odom
Club Was Afraid He'd Start a Brawl Chris Brown & Drake Style

The plot thickens -- the nightclub Lamar Odom got denied from insists the rejection was NOT a reality show set-up ... Lamar was turned away because the club was afraid he'd start a Chris… READ MORE >

- 128 days ago
Lamar Odom Denied at Club ... While French Montana & Khloe Kardashian Party Inside

Lamar Odom
Denied at the club While French & Khloe Party Inside

Lamar Odom endured one of the most humiliating club denials ever ... he was turned away from a West Hollywood club Tuesday night as his estranged wife and her new boyfriend partied inside.It all… READ MORE >

- 128 days ago
Ex-NBA Star Kenny Anderson -- Lamar Should See a Shrink ... It Works For Me!

Ex-NBA Star Kenny Anderson
Lamar Should Get a Shrink ... It Works For Me!

Lamar Odom should get a therapist, stat ... so says ex-NBA star Kenny Anderson who tells TMZ Sports his shrink has been a life-saver ... and it could do the trick for Lamar, too. We spoke with… READ MORE >

- 152 days ago
Michael Rapaport -- If Anyone Can Save Lamar Odom ... It's Phil Jackson

Michael Rapaport
If Anyone Can Save Lamar ... It's Phil Jackson

Die-hard NY Knicks fan Michael Rapaport believes if anyone has a shot of fixing Lamar Odom -- it's Phil Jackson ... and his proof is Dennis Rodman. Rapaport -- who was awesome on "Justified"… READ MORE >

- 154 days ago

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