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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 -- 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 >

Lamar Odom -- Drinking Again (PHOTOS)

Lamar Odom
Drinking Again

Lamar Odom swore to Khloe Kardashian he would not drink or do drugs after he nearly died from an OD last year ... but repeatedly he did not and probably could not keep his word, most recently as… READ MORE >

- 54 days ago
Lamar Odom -- TV Star Issues Warning ... No Soft Treatment At Drew League (VIDEO)

Lamar Odom
TV Star Issues Warning No Soft Treatment At Drew League

If Lamar Odom was expecting special red carpet treatment when he makes his return to hoops at L.A.'s legendary Drew League -- he's wrong. People will be GUNNING to crush him on the court. … READ MORE >

- 55 days ago
Jamal Crawford -- I'd Love to See Odom Back In NBA ... 'He's So Talented' (VIDEO)

Jamal Crawford
I'd Love to See Odom Back In NBA ... 'He's So Talented'

Lamar Odom still has some strong supporters when it comes to his NBA comeback -- including former teammate Jamal Crawford who tells TMZ Sports he thinks the guy still has real talent.  The… READ MORE >

- 70 days ago
Lamar Odom -- Real Offer to Join Basketball Team ... From Ex-NBA Star

Lamar Odom
Real Offer to Join Basketball Team ... From Ex-NBA Star

Lamar Odom has been invited to play on a prestigious L.A. basketball team to compete against current and former NBA stars ... and it's a huge step in getting back to the NBA.  READ MORE >

- 71 days ago
Cuttino Mobley -- Lamar Odom's Right ... He Can Still Play in the NBA (VIDEO)

Cuttino Mobley
Lamar Odom's Right He Can Still Play in the NBA

Lamar Odom was RIGHT when he said he can still ball in the NBA ... so says his longtime friend Cuttino Mobley.  Mobley -- who played college ball with Odom at the University of Rhode Island… READ MORE >

- 77 days ago
Lamar Odom -- Vows NBA Comeback ... Not Accepting Khloe Divorce

Lamar Odom
Vows NBA Comeback ... Not Accepting Khloe Divorce

Lamar Odom says he's NOT done playing basketball -- and vows to play again because "I still got it." 36-year-old Odom spoke with ET after the Lakers game Wednesday night ... and said the next step… READ MORE >

- 78 days ago
Lamar Odom -- Reunited with His Kids ... Courtesy of Kobe Bryant (PHOTO)

Lamar Odom
Reunited With His Kids ... Courtesy of Kobe Bryant

Lamar Odom came through on his promise to take his kids to a Lakers game -- but it wasn't just any game -- LO brought his brood to see Kobe Bryant's final game at Staples Center. Sources close to… READ MORE >

- 78 days ago
Lamar Odom -- Back in the Danger Zone (PHOTO)

Lamar Odom
Back in the Danger Zone

Lamar Odom ventured out Monday night to the Achilles heel of addicts -- an L.A. nightclub. Lamar hit up The Nice Guy in WeHo with a friend. He left pretty early -- around 10:15 PM -- so he may… READ MORE >

- 80 days ago
Khloe Kardashian -- I Can't Fix Lamar ... So I'm Done

Khloe Kardashian
I Can't Fix Lamar ... So I'm Done

Khloe Kardashian sounds like she has undergone two years of therapy ... she is throwing in the towel in her relationship with Lamar Odom, realizing she can not save someone who does not want to be… READ MORE >

- 82 days ago

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