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Lamar Odom Biography

Birth Name:
Lamar Joseph Odom
Birth Place:
Queens, New York, United States
NBA basketball player

Fast Facts

  • Coached by Jerry DeGregorio in high school (in Connecticut), college (at Rhode Island) and the NBA (with the Clippers)
  • Named Parade magazine's 1997 National Prep Player of the Year
  • Sank a buzzer-beating three-pointer to beat Temple for the 1999 Atlantic 10 tournament title
  • Odom played one season at Rhode Island after a controversial recruitment at UNLV
  • Joined the L
  • A
  • Lakers from the Miami Heat as part of the 2004 Shaquille O'Neal trade
  • Won two NBA championships (2009, 2010) with the Lakers, who traded Odom to Dallas in December 2011
  • Won an Olympic bronze medal with the U
  • S
  • in 2004
  • Established Cathy's Kids Foundation (named for his mother) in 2004, benefiting underprivileged children
  • Founded Rich Soil record label and clothing line
  • Appeared in the film Van Wilder and on episodes of Arli$$ and Entourage before venturing into reality TV with Khloe Kardashian on Keeping Up With the Kardashians and Khloe & Lamar


  • Destiny Odom -- Daughter
  • Liza Morales -- Ex-significant Other
  • Joe Odom -- Father
  • Mildred Mercer -- Grandmother
  • Cathy Mercer -- Mother
  • Jayden Odom -- Son
  • Lamar Odom Jr. -- Son