Biography of Lamar Odom
Lamar Joseph Odom, better known by his stage name Lamar Odom, is an American former athlete and personality. On November 6, 1979, Lamar Odom was born in Queens, New York, USA. Lamar Odom grew up in a tough environment. When he was 12 years old, his mother passed away.
Her final words to Odom, according to him, were to be polite to everyone. She died of colon cancer. His father was a heroin addict who went through a lot of hardships. Lamar Odom moved home with his grandma when his mother died, and she raised him afterward.
From an early age, Lamar Odom was a wonder in the sport of basketball. Even though he struggled academically, he never missed a class. He has received several awards at a young age and has played alongside future teammates like as Kobe Bryant, Elton Brand, and others.
With his earnings as a professional basketball player and his brand advertising, Lamar Odom has amassed a net worth of $30 Million as of 2022.
Lamar Joseph Odom is an American basketball player who spent most of his professional career with the ‘National Basketball Association’ (NBA) team ‘The Los Angeles Lakers’.
Following his freshman year at the University of Rhode Island, the Los Angeles Clippers selected this 6-foot 10-inch forward with the fourth overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft. Following an amazing rookie season, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2000.
In the 2003-2004 season, he teamed up with Dwyane Wade for the Miami Heat. Lamar was dealt to the Lakers for All-Star Shaquille O’Neal at the conclusion of the season. For the following eight years, he remained with the Los Angeles Lakers. He played with the Dallas Mavericks from 2011 to 2013, before returning to the Los Angeles Clippers.
On February 18, 2014, Odom signed a two-month deal with Laboral Kutxa Baskonia of the Spanish League and Euroleague, which might be extended for the remainder of the season. Due to a back condition, he had to return, but he still had to complete his contract. He only played two games with Baskonia before joining the New York Knicks for the rest of the 2013-14 season.
Christ The King Regional High School is where Lamar Odom finished his high school education. Due to his low marks and poor performance in his studies, he transferred to a number of institutions. He went on to play basketball for a season at the University of Rhode Island.
Odom had a long-term romance with Liza Morales, his ex-girlfriend. The couple have three children together: Destiny was born in 1998, Lamar Jr. in 2002, and Jayden in 2005. Jayden passed away on June 29, 2006, as a result of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Odom married Khloe Kardashian in September 2009, after just a month of dating. “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” a reality program about the Kardashian family, covered their wedding. Odom’s popularity skyrocketed thanks to the program. Khloe and Lamar were so well-known that they launched their own show, “Khloe & Lamare,” in which they were joined by Lamar’s daughter Destiny and Lamar Jr. In April of 2011, the program debuted. The program was cancelled after two seasons.
Odom was charged with DUI in late August of 2013. He declined an on-the-spot chemical drug test when it was given to him. He was sentenced to three years in jail after pleading no contest to the DUI charge on December 9.
Works by Others
Odom formed Rich Soil Entertainment, music, and film production company. He and Charles Barkley appeared in a Taco Bell commercial for Super Bowl XLIV. During the second season of HBO’s Entourage, Lamar Odom had a guest appearance.
Odom loves candy. Wrigley developed a sweet replica of the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy with Odom’s name on the base to commemorate the Lakers’ victory in the 2009 NBA Finals.
On the Google Trends list in 2015, Odom was the top hashtag for live humans, based on the most sustained surges in search traffic over the previous year.
In an exhibition boxing match on June 11, 2021, Lamar Odom took against Aaron Carter, a musician, and rapper. Carter was eliminated in the second round. On October 2, 2021, Ojani Noa, Jennifer Lopez’s ex-husband, lost a celebrity boxing match.
Achievements & Awards
In 1997, Lamar Odom was selected ‘Player of the Year’ by ‘Parade’ magazine for his great performance for ‘St. Thomas Aquinas High School.’ In 1996 and 1997, ‘Parade’ named him an All-American for the second time.
He was voted ‘Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year’ in 1999 and was a part of the league’s first squad.
He was named to the ‘NBA All-Rookie First Team’ in 2000.
He won the ‘NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award’ in the 2010-11 season.