How much is Lamar Odom worth? $30 Million
How did Lamar Odom earn his money and wealth?
Lamar Odom is a former professional basketball player who played under the National Basketball Association (NBA) and is from the United States. He was born Lamar Joseph Odom on November 6, 1979, in South Jamaica, Queens, New York City. After his mother dies when he was 12 years old, he was raised by his maternal grandmother since his father was a heroin addict. During his high school years, he studied and played for Christ The King Regional High School in Middle Village but he had to transfer to Redemption Christian Academy in Troy and finally to St. Thomas Aquinas High School in New Britain, Connecticut. It is at the now-defunct St. Thomas School that he was coached by Jerry DeGregorio. In 1997 he was the “Parade Player of the year” and became nationally known.
Odom wanted to enter NBA directly after finishing high school but later decided against it as he felt he wasn’t ready. He decided to join the University of Nevada at Las Vegas but was released by the University in July 1997 without playing any game for them. He later joined the University of Rhodes Island but did not play during the 1997-98 season as he was forced to sit out. He led the Rams to the conference championship in 1999 while he played one season for the Rams. That year he was named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year. He was also declared the most valuable player of the Atlantic 10 Tournament.
Odom tough still indecisive, decided to join the Los Angeles Clipper during the 1999 NBA draft after his freshman year at the University of Rhodes Island. He averaged 16.6 points in his first season with the Clippers which led to him being named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2000. He was later drafted to Miami Heat in 2003 where he scored 30 points during the season 2013-14. He was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2004. He played with them until 2011.
In 2009 he won his first NBA championship by defeating the Orlando Magic and followed it up with the 2010 NBA championship by defeating the Boston Celtics. He was awarded the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award in 2011. He later was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in December 2011 but joined back the Los Angeles Clippers in 2012, the Laboral Kutxa Baskonia in 2014 and the New York Knicks in 2014. He was part of the winning team which won a bronze medal during the 2004 Summer Olympics. He also won gold during the 2010 FIBA World Championship.
Odom had three children with his partner Liza Morales. His third son, Jayden died from sudden infant death syndrome in 2006. He married Khloe Kardashian in September 2009 but they separated in 2015.
What are the highlights and awards of Lamar Odom?
- Summer Olympics 2004 Athens: Bronze
- FIBA World Championship 2010 Turkey: Gold
- 2 x NBA Champion (2009, 2010)
- NBA Sixth Man of the Year (2011)
- NBA All-Rookie First Team (2000)
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