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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 -- First Photo After Hospitalization (PHOTO)

Lamar Odom
First Photo After Hospitalization

Lamar Odom is officially out of the hospital and getting back to a normal life.  The former NBA star was seen being driven around the San Fernando Valley on Friday ... and while we can't see… READ MORE >

Khloe Kardashian -- I'm Not Giving Up on Lamar

Khloe Kardashian
I'm Not Giving Up on Lamar

Khloe Kardashian has been a stalwart wife ... continuing her commitment to the rehabilitation of Lamar Odom. Khloe visited Lamar the day after Christmas at Cedars Sinai hospital, where the former… READ MORE >

- 49 days ago
Paul Pierce -- Lamar's Like My Brother ... Happy for His Progress

Paul Pierce
Lamar's Like My Brother ... Happy for His Progress

NBA superstar Paul Pierce says he's thrilled with Lamar Odom's progress -- telling TMZ Sports he's been praying for his "brother" to make a full recovery.  Pierce was at Floyd Mayweather's… READ MORE >

- 55 days ago
Lamar Odom -- Huge Step In Recovery

Lamar Odom
Huge Step In Recovery

Lamar Odom made a huge stride in his recovery this week ... taking steps for the first time without assistance. Sources close to Lamar tell us he hadn't been able to move without a walker. We're… READ MORE >

- 56 days ago
Lamar Odom Raves About Kanye West's New Music ... From Hospital Bed (VIDEO)

Lamar Odom
Raves About Kanye's New Music From His Hospital Bed

 Lamar Odom is apparently feeling good enough to play music reviewer for Kanye West ... according to Kim Kardashian, who bragged about their hospital listening sesh on… READ MORE >

- 68 days ago
Lamar Odom Hookers -- Back in the Saddle ... and Cashing In

Lamar Odom Hookers
Back in the Saddle ... And Cashing In

Lamar Odom's fave hookers from that Nevada brothel where he nearly died ... have cleared their good names, and they're back on the job. TMZ has learned Ryder Cherry and Monica Monroe returned to… READ MORE >

- 74 days ago
Khloe Kardashian -- Staph Free ... Visits Lamar

Khloe Kardashian
Staph Free ... Visits Lamar

Khloe Kardashian has bounced back from her very serious staph infection ... because she went back to the hospital where she presumably contracted it and visited husband Lamar Odom. Khloe was in… READ MORE >

- 77 days ago
Lamar Odom -- Prosecution for Coke Possession Unlikely

Lamar Odom
Prosecution for Coke Possession Unlikely

Lamar Odom is in desperate shape medically, but legally we're told he may get cut a break. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, the Nye County D.A. in Nevada is backing off the statements made by the… READ MORE >

- 78 days ago
Khloe Kardashian -- Stress Helped Trigger Staph Infection

Khloe Kardashian
Stress Helped Trigger Staph Infection

Khloe Kardashian says the stress in her life was a big factor in her contracting a very dangerous infection -- staph. It's not hard to read between the lines.  Khloe says the staph was… READ MORE >

- 84 days ago
Khloe Kardashian -- Staph Not Running Rampant at Lamar's Hospital

Khloe Kardashian
Staph Not Running Rampant at Lamar's Hospital

Khloe Kardashian may have contracted a staph infection from visiting Lamar Odom's bedside ... but the hospital insists it's not a hotbed for the skin infection.   A rep for Cedars-Sinai… READ MORE >

- 87 days ago

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