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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 -- 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 >

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 >

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

Marlon Wayans
Blac Chyna Has TWO Baby Bumps!

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- 82 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 >

- 83 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 >

- 83 days ago
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 >

- 83 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 >

- 85 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 >

- 100 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 >

- 101 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 >

- 107 days ago

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