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Lamar Odom

American professional basketball player

Lamar Odom
American professional basketball player . source- Silver Screen and Roll

Lamar Odom is a former American professional basketball player, who played for the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year. He is additionally known as the ex-husband of Khloé Kardashian an American media personality, socialite, as well as model.

Early life, Childhood, and Education

Talking about his early life, Lamar Odom was born Lamar Joseph Odom on 6 November 1979, in South Jamaica, New York, the United States.

Besides this, Lamar is American by nationality and came from an African-American ethnic origin. Odom practices the Christian religion and his zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Furthermore, Lamar is the son of his father, Joe Odom, and his mother, Cathy Mercer. Further, he was raised by his grandmother, Mildred Mercer.

As his father struggled with heroin drugs addiction and died on April 20, 2021. Whereas, his mother died due to colon cancer in July 1992 when he was just 12 years of age.

Regarding his educational background, Lamar went to the St. Thomas Aquinas High School, which is situated in New Britain, Connecticut for his high-level education. Later on, he attends the University of Rhode Island where he completed his graduation.

Career and Professional Life

Moving onto his professional career, Lamar Odom began his career as a basketball player with the Los Angeles Clippers team in the year 1999.

Later on, due to his extraordinary performance throughout the tournament, he had been chosen by the Los Angeles Clippers team with the fourth overall pick. Afterward, he had recognized by being named to the 2000 NBA All-Rookie First Team.

Furthermore, Odom played with the Los Angeles Clippers team for the duration of four years and later transferred in the 2003-2004 season to the Miami Heart team.

In addition to this, Lamar had been dealt in a package with Brian Grant and Caron Butler to the Los Angeles Lakers team in the year 2004. Additionally, he even played for the US national team in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.

Moreover, Odom with Los Angeles Lakers team had successfully won the NBA championship two times in the years 2009 and 2010 respectively. Then, Lamar had named the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year in the year 2011.

Later in his career, Lamar signed a contract deal of two months with the Laboral Kutxa Baskonia team of the Spanish League on 18 February 2014.

Additionally, Odom signed a contract deal with the New York Knicks for the remainder of the 2013–14 season match. Later on, Lamar Odom retired from his professional career as a basketball player in July 2014.

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Net worth and Salary

Focusing on his salary and net worth status, Lamar Odom had been very much successful in his career as a professional basketball player.

Odom gained so much fame as well as recognition from all over the world and earned a good fortune of wealth from his fantastic career.

Furthermore, Lamar’s net worth is estimated to be a total of around 30 million USD, and his annual salary is estimated to be a huge total of $8.3 million USD.

Rumors and Controversy

Discussing his rumors and controversies, Lamar Odom is a very successful basketball player during his time and maintained him far away from any rumors or controversies.

However, Lamar is involved in a bit of controversy when he admitted that he used marijuana drugs, and alcohol during his time as a professional basketball player.

Later on, Lamarr was criticized for his behavior for using a high dose of drugs in between the match.

Moreover, Odom had also involved in a police chase in which he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol on August 30, 2013.

Apart from this, there are no certain rumors or controversies related to his personal as well as professional career.

Personal Life and Relationship

In his personal life and relationship status, Lamar Odom’s current relationship status is divorced as he is a divorced man.

Besides this, Lamar is previously married to Khloé Kardashian, an American media personality, socialite, and model. She is famous for being a part of her family in the reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. 

Lamar Odom
Lamar Odom with his ex-wife, Khloe Kardashian source- ABC News

Furthermore, the couple dated each other in 2009, and later on, they married on September 27, 2009, in the United States.

However, due to some ongoing problems in their married life, the couple divorced on 9 December 2016. The couple does not bless any child during the time of their marriage.

Apart from this, Lamar Odom had previously married an American fashion designer named Liza Morales. The couple began dating each other in their teenage days and later they engaged in 2000.

Moreover, the couple had blessed with three beautiful children, including one daughter and two sons. Her daughter, Destiny Odom born in 1998. While their two sons named Lamar Odom Jr and Jayden Odom were born on 2002 and December 15, 2005, respectively.

As of now, Lamar Odom is currently and enjoyed life with his kids, and there’s no news of his relationship with anyone.

Body Measurement| Height, Weight

Focusing on his body measurements, Lamar Odom is a professional basketball player and had an athletic body with a good personality.

Additionally, Odom stood at a good height of around 6 feet 10 inches (2.08 m) tall. His total body weight of around 230 lbs (104kg).

Furthermore, Lamar had a beautiful pair of dark brown eyes and had a shoe size of 17.5 (U.S.).  Other than this, Odom’s chest size is 49 inches, waist size is 40 inches and biceps size is 17 inches respectively.

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Social Media Profile

Regrading his social media platforms, Lamar Odom is very much active on all sorts of major social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram as well as Tiktok.

Odom has more than 1.6 million followers on his official Facebook account and around 3.6 million followers on his Twitter account.

Moreover, Lamar gained over 824K followers on his Instagram profile while his Tiktok account has around 70K followers as of now.

FAQs

Who is Lamar Odom?
Kamar Odom is a former American basketball player, who played for Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA.

What is Lamar Odom’s age?
As of 2022, Lamar Odom is 42 years of age.

Who is Lamar Odom’s ex-wife?
Lamar Odom ex-wife name is Khloé Kardashian.

Which nationality is Lamar Odom from?
Lamar Odom is American by nationality.

How tall is Lamar Odom?
Lamar Odom’s stood with a perfect height of 6 feet 10 inches (2.08 m).

What is Lamar Odom’s current net worth?
As of now, Lamar Odom’s current net worth totaled $30 million USD.

Quick Facts:

  • Full Name- Lamar Joseph Odom
  • Birth Place- South Jamaica, New York, United States
  • Nationality- American
  • Ethnicity- African-American
  • Profession-  Basketball player
  • Famous for – NBA Sixth Man of the Year
  • Started career- As a basketball player
  • Height- 6 feet 10 inches (2.08 m)
  • Body Measurements- 49-40-17 inches
  • Relationship Status- Divorced
  • Ex-Spouse- Khloé Kardashian
  • Children- 3
  • Social Media- Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Tiktok

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