Lamar Joseph Odom was born November 6, 1979, in the widely diverse and crowded city of South Jamaica Queens New York. His dad, Joseph, was a heroin addict and left Lamar’s mother, Cathy, to raise their son as a single parent. At the age of 12 Lamar lost his mom to colon cancer and was sent to live with his grandmother, Mildred, who would take on the task to raise him into manhood. Throughout his life, Lamar became a father to three of his own children, Destiny, Lamar Jr. and Jayden who were all conceived by his girlfriend at the time, Liza Morales. He and Liza, unfortunately, lost their youngest son, Jayden, to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in 2006. Although the two had three kids together their relationship proved to be unstable and the couple separated. Lamar then began dating television celebrity Khloe Kardashian who is known for her appearances on the T.V. show Keeping Up With the Kardashians. On September 27, 2009, Lamar married Khloe but soon after rumors spread about infidelity in their marriage. Although they are still married, the estranged couple have been reported dating other people.
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2. Income & Salary
Lamar Odom began his NBA career with the Clippers in 1999 where he averaged 16.6 points and 7.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists in his first year. His outstanding play earned him a spot on the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2000. Throughout his career, he would play with teams including the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, and the New York Knicks. He would spend most of his career playing with the Lakers. After being traded to the Laker’s, he was re-signed to the organization over a $33 million contract in 2009. While playing for the team he would become a two-time, back-to-back NBA champion in 2009 and 2010 and also earn the 6th Man Player of the Year award in 2011. He also won four conference titles and five division titles with this team. During his time with the Lakers, he had the privilege to play in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens and received a bronze medal. He also played in the 2010 FIBA World Cup and received a gold medal with the U.S.A. team.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
Towards the end of his NBA career, it is estimated that Lamar Odom made $8.2 million in 2013 while playing with the Los Angeles Clippers. In total, the two-time NBA champ’s net worth as of 2015 is $56 million.
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