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Lamar Odom – Reality TV Star and Retired Basketball Player

Lamar-Odom

Who is Lamar Odom?

Lamar Odom is a retired basketball player and the former husband of Khloé Kardashian, as well as a reality TV star and entrepreneur.

Birthday

November 06, 1979

Birthplace

Queens, New York, United States of America

Zodiac

Scorpio

Personal Life

Odom had three kids with Liza Morales, but one son, Jayden, died while still an infant. In 2009, the athlete married Khloé Kardashian after only a month of dating. In 2012, their relationship was the focus of Khloé & Lamar, a show that lasted two seasons.

Professional Life

Odom started player in high school and earned the honors as national player of the year in 1997. Then, he moved to play college basketball, earning more honors while at the University of Rhode Island. He was selected for Los Angeles Clippers in the 1999 NBA draft, and in 2000, he made it to the NBA All-Rookie team.

Odom spent four seasons with the Clippers. Then he signed to the Miami Heat, staying there between 2003 and 2004 when he was traded to the Lakers. Odom stayed with the Lakers for seven years until a trade to the Dallas’ Mavericks. This move was not the best, and he ended up traded to the Clipper in 2012 and then went to play in Spain in 2014 for Baskonia. However, he had a back injury that cut this part of his career short.

In 2014, he joined the Knicks but was dismissed and did not take a significant part in the season’s games. Odom intended to play for China but instead joined the Philippine club Mighty Sports and played in Dubai. He intended to go back to professional basketball via the Big3 league. However, after his first game, he was deactivated for 2019.

In 2004, Odom was part of the national team in the Olympics and got a bronze medal. Odom won championships in 2009 and 2010 and got the distinction of being named NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2010.

Between 2009 and 2016, Odom was married to Khloé Kardashian, which led to him making appearances on the show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Other cast members seen in Keeping up with the Kardashians include Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Kris Jenner, Stephanie Shepherd, Rob Kardashian, Scott Disick, Malika Haqq, Caitlyn Jenner, Brandon Jenner, Jonathan Cheban, and Ye a.k.a. Kanye West.

In addition to this, he was the star of the spin-off, Khloé & Lamar.

The athlete had his music and film production company, Rich Soil Entertainment, a few acting credits in a Taco Bell commercial, Entourage, and others. In addition, he has appeared on many reality TV shows, such as Dancing with the Stars and Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami.

Trivia

Odom is known for his positive personality that made him a great team player and popular among his teammates.

In 2015, he was hospitalized in a coma after having 12 strokes and kidney failure. He recovered to a point where he considered it a medical miracle, but it did leave some consequences for his health and fitness level. The event was attributed to a cocaine addiction that he has since overcome.

Odom became the first player ever to win the NBA championship and the FIBA gold in the same year.

 

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