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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 -- I'm Back ... With My Lakers Peeps! (PHOTO)

Lamar Odom
I'm Back ... With My Lakers Peeps!!

Lamar Odom's still got love for his old Lakers running mates -- and he just did something with one of 'em he hasn't done since before he nearly died in the brothel. LO was hanging with Trevor… READ MORE >

Lamar Odom -- New Rehab Tactic ... No Confrontation ... It's All Love

Lamar Odom
New Rehab Tactic No Confrontation ... It's All Love

Lamar Odom flatly rejected the "tough love" intervention, so his other family is trying a different approach ... TLC. READ MORE >

- 21 days ago
Lamar Odom -- Crack Pipes In Home ... Friends Confront Him Over Alleged Drug Use

Lamar Odom
Crack Pipes In Home Friends Confront Him Over Alleged Drug Use

Lamar Odom's family and friends believe he's back on hard drugs -- and tell us they recently confronted the NBA star and questioned him about crack pipes in his home.  Odom's history with… READ MORE >

- 22 days ago
Khloe Kardashian -- Trigger For Divorce ... She Wants Kids

Khloe Kardashian
Trigger for Divorce ... She Wants Kids

Khloe Kardashian told Lamar Odom she needed to end their marriage once and for all ... because the clock is ticking and she wants kids ... sources connected to the former couple tell… READ MORE >

- 29 days ago
Khloe Kardashian Files for Divorce ... Again

Khloe Kardashian
Files for Divorce ... Again

Khloe Kardashian has just gone to court a second time to end her marriage to Lamar Odom ... TMZ has learned. Khloe, with the help of attorney Laura Wasser, filed for divorce Thursday, claiming --… READ MORE >

- 30 days ago
Lamar Odom -- Courted Back to Nevada Brothel ... 'No Drugs This Time'

Lamar Odom
Courted Back to Nevada Brothel ... 'No Drugs This Time'

Talk about a shocking comeback attempt ...  The man who owns the Nevada brothel where Lamar Odom overdosed last year says he wants L.O. back -- offering free women and booze ... but is… READ MORE >

- 41 days ago
Lamar Odom -- Don't Blame Issues On 'Kardashians' ... Ex-Teammate Says (VIDEO)

Lamar Odom
Don't Blame Issues On 'Kardashians' ... Ex-Teammate Says

Lamar Odom's former Lakers teammate is DEFENDING the decision to feature him on "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" again ... telling TMZ Sports the show is NOT the root of his problems.  We… READ MORE >

- 43 days ago
Marlon Wayans -- Blac Chyna Has TWO Baby Bumps! (VIDEO)

Marlon Wayans
Blac Chyna Has TWO Baby Bumps!

Marlon Wayans didn't wait for a photog to finish his question before UNLOADING on Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian. We caught up with the comedian at LAX who roasted the parents-to-be, poking fun at… READ MORE >

- 46 days ago
Lamar Odom WANTED Hospital Pics on 'KUWTK'

Lamar Odom
WANTED Hospital Pics on 'KUWTK'

Khloe Kardashian shot a bunch of photos and videos of Lamar Odom on life support -- but he signed off on them being used on "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" ... TMZ has learned. Sources closely… READ MORE >

- 47 days ago
Lamar Odom -- Hospital Not Off Limits for Kardashians' TV Show (PHOTOS + VIDEO)

Lamar Odom
Hospital Not Off Limits For Kardashians' TV Show

Lamar Odom's near-death experience was never supposed to be on "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" -- or so we were told. Sunday night's show featured Lamar hooked up to various forms of life… READ MORE >

- 47 days ago

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