24 Facts About Lamar Odom

1.

Lamar Joseph Odom was born on November 6,1979 and is an American former professional basketball player.

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2.

In high school, Odom received national player of the year honors from Parade in 1997.

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3.

Lamar Odom spent seven seasons with the Lakers, who traded him to the Dallas Mavericks in 2011.

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4.

Lamar Odom was traded back to the Clippers in 2012 and played briefly in Spain in 2014.

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5.

Lamar Odom played on the United States national team, winning a bronze medal in the Olympics in 2004 and a gold medal in the FIBA World Championship in 2010.

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6.

In October 2015, Lamar Odom was hospitalized in a comatose state after being discovered unconscious in a Nevada brothel.

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7.

Lamar Odom drew inspiration from the example of his maternal grandmother, a nurse who had raised five children and returned to school to earn her degree in 1980 at the age of 56.

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8.

Lamar Odom declared his eligibility for the 1999 NBA draft after his freshman year at Rhode Island.

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9.

In March 2001, Lamar Odom was suspended for five games for violating the terms of the NBA's anti-drug policy.

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10.

Lamar Odom won his first NBA championship when the Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic in the 2009 NBA Finals.

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11.

On December 11,2011, Lamar Odom was traded to the Dallas Mavericks, the defending NBA champions, for a first-round draft pick and an $8.

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12.

On June 29,2012, Lamar Odom was traded back to the Los Angeles Clippers as part of a four-team deal.

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13.

In July 2013, Lamar Odom became a free agent, but did not land an NBA contract despite some interest from the Clippers in his return.

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14.

On February 18,2014, Lamar Odom signed with Laboral Kutxa Baskonia of the Spanish League and the Euroleague on a two-month deal with an option to extend it for the remainder of the season.

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15.

Lamar Odom planned to enter the Chinese Basketball Association in early 2018, but concluded that he was not fit enough.

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16.

Lamar Odom was named a co-captain of the Enemies squad, but struggled in his first game before he was deactivated for the 2019 season by the Big3.

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17.

Lamar Odom played for the US national team on the 2004 Olympic team in Athens, averaging 9.

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18.

Lamar Odom was invited to play for the FIBA World Championships for 2006 but declined the invitation because of the death of his son and in 2007 because of a shoulder injury.

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19.

Lamar Odom joined the 2010 FIBA World Championship team in Istanbul, Turkey, where the US won win gold for the first time since 1994.

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20.

On October 13,2015, Lamar Odom was hospitalized after being discovered unconscious at the Love Ranch, a legal brothel in Crystal, Nevada.

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21.

In 2017, Lamar Odom spoke publicly about his health struggles, his cocaine addiction, and his recovery from that addiction.

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22.

In November 2019, Lamar Odom announced his engagement to Sabrina Parr, a health and lifestyle coach.

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23.

In February 2022, Lamar Odom was a HouseGuest on the third season of Celebrity Big Brother.

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24.

On October 2,2021, Lamar Odom defeated Jennifer Lopez's ex-husband Ojani Noa in a celebrity boxing match.

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