Lamar Joseph Odom was born on November 6, 1979 in South Jamaica Queens, New York. Raised by his grandmother, Mildred, his mother dies of cancer when Lamar was 12 years old and his father was not active in his life. In high school, Odom excelled at several private schools receiving several national acolades and awards. He played on the same team with future NBA stars such as Ron Artest.
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He has a checked stay at UNLV. From encounters with the Las Vegas police to allegations of taking money from boosters and receiving boosted qualifying test scores, Lamar decided to transfer to the University of Rhode Island. He was forced to sit out the 97-98 season. he finished his collegiate career with a buzzer beating 3-pointer to win the first A-10 title for Rhode Island.
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Odom was drafted to the NBA and played for the Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas Mavericks from 1999-2013. He also married socialite and reality TV star, KhloÌ© Kardashian in 2009.Lamar made as much as $14 million per year while playing in the NBA. In 2009, he signed a $33 million four year contract with the Lakers. Total career earnings top $98 million. He also had numerous endorsements and sponsors worth millions of dollars. Lamar Odom’s current net worth is $56 million!As of late, there’s been numerous news stories about the downfall of Lamar. Rumors of him being addicted to crack and roaming the streets of Los Angeles have been circulating. We’ve heard that he’s actually a super nice guy at heart. We really hope he pulls his act together and finds a way to overcome the challenges he’s currently facing!