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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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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 >

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 >

- 131 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 >

- 133 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 >

- 135 days ago
Lamar Odom Takes Another Shot at Rehab

Lamar Odom
Takes Another Shot at Rehab

Lamar Odom has checked himself into a rehab facility ... TMZ has confirmed. Lamar is getting treatment in the San Diego area, and made the decision to go on his own ... according to a source close… READ MORE >

- 137 days ago
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom's Legally Single Life Is Right Around the Corner

Khloe and Lamar
Legally Single Life Right Around the Corner

Khloe Kardashian's free to start planning a Christmas wedding to Tristan Thompson, now that she and Lamar Odom are finally single in the eyes of the law ... or they will be very shortly.  … READ MORE >

- 140 days ago
Khloe and Lamar -- Divorce Settlement a Done Deal

Khloe and Lamar
Divorce Settlement a Done Deal

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have officially signed off on their divorce, and all that's left is a judge's John Hancock ... TMZ has learned. Khloe and Lamar have reached a property settlement… READ MORE >

- 187 days ago
Lamar Odom -- Brothel Owner's House Burns Down ... Kardashians Put a Curse On Me (PHOTOS)

Lamar Odom
Brothel Owner's House Burns ... Kardashians Put a Curse On Me

The one year anniversary of Lamar Odom's overdose in a Nevada brothel got really creepy for the brothel's owner, Dennis Hof -- his $2 million mansion burned to the ground. Hof's home in the… READ MORE >

- 196 days ago
Lamar Odom's Baby Mama -- Kim Kardashian Had My Back ... When NBA Star Overdosed (VIDEO)

Lamar Odom's Baby Mama
Kim Kardashian Had My Back ... When NBA Star Overdosed

Kim Kardashian made it a point to reach out to Lamar Odom's baby mama, Liza Morales, when he overdosed last year -- and went out of her way to help Liza's family throughout the ordeal. … READ MORE >

- 205 days ago
Lamar Odom -- Strip Club Turn Up After First Class Puking (PHOTOS + VIDEO)

Lamar Odom
Strip Club Turn Up After First Class Puking

Lamar Odom made it to NYC after all and looked fully recovered from his puking session on the plane ... because he beelined it for a strip club. Lamar was photographed hanging with friends and… READ MORE >

- 289 days ago