Lamar Odom
Professional basketball player
Lamar Odom
Lamar Joseph Odom is an American professional basketball forward with the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year and won two NBA championships as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. Odom played college basketball for the Rhode Island Rams before being drafted in the first round with the fourth overall pick by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1999 NBA Draft.
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The Presidential Timeline
Huffington Post - about 1 month
So here's the timeline... Deranged sociopath takes the reins of newly created football league and fails miserably. Sixty-year-old rich a-hole brags to an entertainment reporter about how he can grab women's pussies because he's famous. Rich man who ran a fake university to screw working people out of their money won't disavow Klansman David Duke's support. Reality star host, who was given fourteen-million dollars by his father and, through a series of incompetent business moves made *less* money than if he just put it in the bank and literally did nothing, condemns the nation's intelligence agencies while throwing his support to an enemy nation. The Education Secretary nominee tells Congress, during her hearings, that she won't enforce the federal law that protects disabled students. Donald Trump becomes the forty-fifth President of the United States. Twenty-million Americans lose their health care. Americans pay billions of dollars for a Mexican wall that ...
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Lamar Odom, post-rehab: 'I committed suicide enough already'
LATimes - about 1 month
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Lamar Odom Says He Wants Khloe Kardashian Back
Huffington Post - about 1 month
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Lamar Odom is out of rehab. Next stop: reality TV?
LATimes - about 2 months
Lamar Odom is ready to post up for the next chapter in his life: The 37-year-old former NBA player has reportedly completed a monthlong substance-abuse program at a rehab facility in San Diego and checked out Thursday. “He’s doing great and he’s happy. He’s heading home to L.A.,” a source told ...
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Is Lamar Odom headed for a new reality show?
CNN - 2 months
Lamar Odom has checked into rehab and now there is speculation that his recovery may get the reality show treatment.
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Is Lamar Odom headed for a new reality show?
CNN - 2 months
Lamar Odom has checked into rehab and now there is speculation that his recovery may get the reality show treatment.
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Lamar Odom checks into rehab as divorce from Khloe Kardashian becomes reality
LATimes - 2 months
Lamar Odom has reportedly checked himself into rehab in San Diego, just days after a judge signed off on his divorce from Khloe Kardashian and a little more than a year after he nearly died from an overdose.  “It was his own decision,” a source told E! News, noting that the former Lakers and Clippers...
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Judge finalizes Khloe Kardashian's divorce from Lamar Odom
Fox News - 3 months
Khlomar is officially no more.
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Finally! Khloé Kardashian And Lamar Odom Officially Sign Off On Their Divorce! - PerezHilton.com
Google News - 4 months
PerezHilton.com Finally! Khloé Kardashian And Lamar Odom Officially Sign Off On Their Divorce! PerezHilton.com It's been a looooooooooong process, but finally, it appears Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom are all set to officially become exes! According to TMZ, the former couple has reached a full property settlement, and each signed and submitted legal docs on ... Khloé Kardashian, Lamar Odom reach divorce settlement, report saysNewsday Lamar Odom & Khloe Kardashian Divorce: Why He's Finally Willing To Let Her GoHollywood Life Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom Have Signed Divorce Papers, But Is It Really Happening This Time?Bustle Page Six -New York Daily News -Entertainment Tonight -Huffington Post all 40 news articles »
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Khloe Kardashian And Lamar Odom Have Officially Signed Their Divorce Papers
Huffington Post - 4 months
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have formally signed the documents to finalize their divorce settlement, according to TMZ.  The website states that both Kardashian and Odom have signed the papers, which they filed on Friday, and are now just waiting for a judge’s signature to make the whole thing final. The two also reportedly reached a property settlement.  Kardashian first filed for divorce in December 2013 after four years of marriage. In October 2015, after Odom was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel and left in a coma, Kardashian called off the divorce and withdrew the legal papers.  At the time, since she was still legally married to the basketball player, Kardashian was left to make medical decisions for Odom.  The reality TV star and denim designer refiled for divorce in May of this year, but according to California law has to wait six months from the filing date to get a judge’s signature, TMZ notes. That means, if all goes as planned, the two should be legall ...
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Khloe Kardashian Says Kim 'Not Doing That Well' After 'Incredibly Traumatic' Robbery
Huffington Post - 5 months
Khloe Kardashian opened up about last week’s robbery at sister Kim’s Paris apartment where Kim was held at gunpoint, saying that her sister still hasn’t recovered from the incident.  “I mean, she’s not doing that well,” the reality star said on Tuesday’s episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” “I mean, it’s incredibly traumatic what happened to her, but our family is super close and great and we’ll get through it together, and we do appreciate all of your guys’ love and support. And it will take time. You know, it was horrible what happened to her.” Since the incident, the Kardashians have been notably quieter on social media. (They had a similar reaction after Khloe’s estranged husband Lamar Odom collapsed in a brothel last October.) When DeGeneres asked about the unusual silence, Khloe attributed it to the robbery and noted the incident had made her family rethink safety issues. “Well, I think it’s just a wake-up call to make a lot of life adjustments,” she said ...
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Kim Kardashian Finally Returns To Los Angeles, But E! Wasn't There To Film It
Huffington Post - 5 months
For the better part of a decade, cameras have documented almost every minute detail of Kim Kardashian’s life, but in the wake of her robbery in Paris this week, E! has decided to temporarily halt production on the family’s reality show.  According to Variety, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” has been placed on an indefinite hiatus while Kim recovers from the incident with her family in Los Angeles.  “Kim’s well-being is our core focus right now,” said an E! spokesperson. “No decision has been made as to when production will resume.” While it’s unclear what season is currently being filmed, the family signed a three-year extension for the series with E! earlier last year, ensuring they’ll be on the network to 2018. Kardashian has made New York her home after being held at gunpoint and robbed in her luxury Parisian apartment on Monday morning, but according to Us Weekly, she’s finally returned to her home in Los Angeles.  The reality star was spotted leaving her Manhattan ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lamar Odom
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Odom's recovery has gone well. On January 8, 2016, Odom's paternal aunt JaNean Mercer told Us Weekly that "the former NBA star is on the road to recovery after finally leaving the hospital earlier in the week."
    More Details Hide Details She stated "Lamar continues to make remarkable strides." Khloé Kardashian said "I’m just there to support and care for him. But he is doing amazing." Odom told HollywoodLife that before the divorce of the couple, he plans to get Khloe Kardashian back and that he was okay with her filing for divorce.
  • 2015
    In 2015, he was #1 on the Google Trends list for living people, which measures the highest spikes in traffic over a sustained period compared to the previous year.
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    On October 13, 2015, Odom was hospitalized after being discovered unconscious at the Love Ranch, a brothel in Crystal, Nevada.
    More Details Hide Details He was in a coma and placed on life support in a hospital in Las Vegas for a few days before regaining consciousness. He had suffered several strokes and kidney failure. He was transferred from Las Vegas to a Los Angeles hospital by medical transport. In the aftermath of the incident, Odom and Kardashian decided to call off their divorce. She explained that they had not reconciled but had withdrawn the divorce so that she might assist him in making medical decisions during his recovery.
    Divorce papers were signed by both parties in July 2015; however, the divorce did not receive final approval from a judge before being dismissed by request in October 2015.
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  • 2014
    On July 11, 2014, he was waived by the Knicks.
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    On April 16, 2014, Odom signed with the New York Knicks for the remainder of the 2013–14 season, but did not appear in the team's season finale.
    More Details Hide Details The Knicks finished with a 37–45 win/loss record and missed the playoffs.
    On February 18, 2014, 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.
    More Details Hide Details A month later, he returned to the United States due to a back injury after his personal doctors in New York ruled him unfit to play out his contract. He appeared in just two games for Baskonia.
  • 2013
    In July 2013, Odom became a free agent but did not land an NBA contract despite some interest from the Clippers in his return.
    More Details Hide Details The Lakers also contemplated re-signing him, but both teams committed to other players instead.
  • 2012
    On June 29, 2012, Odom was traded back to the Los Angeles Clippers as part of a four-team deal.
    More Details Hide Details The deal sent Odom to the Clippers, the rights to Tadija Dragićević and cash considerations to the Dallas Mavericks, Mo Williams and the draft rights to Shan Foster to the Utah Jazz, and the draft rights to Furkan Aldemir to the Houston Rockets. He played all 82 games of the season for the third time in his career, but only started two of them. Out of shape for half the season, he averaged career lows of 4. ppg and 1.7 apg in 19.7 mpg during the season. He also averaged 5.9 rebounds, but shot just 39.9 percent. The Clippers finished 56-26 and won their first ever Pacific Division title.
    On April 9, 2012, it was announced that Odom had parted ways with the Mavericks.
    More Details Hide Details Instead of releasing him, the team listed Odom inactive for the remainder of the season. The move allowed the Mavericks to trade him at the end of the season. In a statement to ESPN, Odom said, "I'm sorry that things didn't work out better for both of us, but I wish the Mavs' organization, my teammates and Dallas fans nothing but continued success in the defense of their championship." Mavericks owner Mark Cuban admitted that a clash between the two during halftime in a game against the Memphis Grizzlies on April 7 was the last straw. Odom reportedly responded angrily when Cuban questioned his commitment, asking if he was "in or out." Odom averaged only 6.6 points in 20.5 minutes along with career lows in shooting percentage (35.2), rebounds (4.2) and assists (1.7).
    His stint with the Legends was canceled on March 3, 2012 and he returned to the Mavs' active roster.
    More Details Hide Details On March 24, Odom did not play in a 104–87 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, the first time he could remember not playing due to a coach's decision.
    On March 2, 2012, Odom was assigned to the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League.
    More Details Hide Details He had missed the prior three games due to personal reasons.
  • 2011
    On December 11, 2011, Odom was traded to the Dallas Mavericks, the defending NBA champions, for a first-round draft pick and an $8.9 million trade exception after NBA commissioner David Stern vetoed a proposed three-team trade that would have sent Odom and Houston Rockets teammates Kevin Martin, Luis Scola, and Goran Dragić to the New Orleans Hornets; Chris Paul to the Lakers; and Pau Gasol to the Houston Rockets.
    More Details Hide Details Odom felt "disrespected" after he learned of the Hornets trade publicly, and he requested a trade from the Lakers to another contending team. The Lakers were also concerned that Odom's contract was pricey since he was not needed to initiate the triangle offense with Mike Brown replacing Phil Jackson as Lakers coach. The deal was confirmed by the Mavericks on December 11.
  • 2010
    In December 2010, E! announced another spinoff from the series featuring Odom, Kardashian, and his two children from his previous relationship. The series, titled Khloé & Lamar, debuted on April 10, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Soon thereafter, Odom almost opted out of the show as the filming wore him down. The series was canceled in 2012 after two seasons. On August 30, 2013, Odom was arrested on charges of driving under the influence (DUI). After the arrest, he refused to submit to a chemical test. Almost a week earlier, gossip websites had alleged that Odom had been abusing drugs, which prompted worried tweets from former teammates and coaches. On December 9, Odom pleaded no contest to the DUI charges and accepted a sentence of three years' probation and three months of alcohol abuse treatment. On December 13, after months of speculated separation, Kardashian filed for divorce from Odom and for legal restoration of her last name.
    Odom would, however, be invited back for the national team's run at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Istanbul, Turkey where the U.S. would win gold for the first time since 1994.
    More Details Hide Details Odom, being one of the elder statesmen on a young U.S. squad, served as a mentor for many of the younger players and even played out of position at center for the tournament. He led the U.S. in rebounds and finished the FIBA championships with double-doubles in the semi-final and championship games while becoming the first player in history to win both an NBA championship and FIBA gold in the same year. Odom was renowned for the impact his positive personality had on his teams. Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak called him "the most popular player in our locker room". Odom valued the concept of a team and played unselfishly, and was content deferring to teammates while playing a supporting role. Standing at, he was still adept at dribbling the ball and directing the offense, and could also rebound proficiently as a small forward. He was able to score as a post player, on mid-range jumpers, as well as from outside. He could start a fast break with an outlook pass, finish it with a layup, or simply drive from coast to coast for a dunk. Though he was a reserve on the Lakers championship teams, he typically finished games in place of starter Andrew Bynum.
    Odom continued his strong play for the Lakers with another solid season in the 2010–11 season where he posted career highs in 3 point shooting percentage (.382) and overall field goal percentage (.530).
    More Details Hide Details He started 35 games in Bynum's absence during the season and averaged 16.3 points and 10.2 rebounds in those starts. In 47 games off the bench, Odom averaged 13.5 points, 7.5 rebounds in 28.4 minutes. Meeting the requirement to come in as a reserve more games than he started, Odom was awarded the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award, becoming the first player in Lakers history to do so. Bryant called it Odom's most "consistent season". During the offseason, Odom considered taking a break from basketball after a close cousin was murdered and Odom was a passenger in a SUV involved in an accident that killed a teenage cyclist. The car accident had occurred the day after Odom attended his cousin's funeral.
    The investment would pay off as Odom would play a crucial role for the Lakers on the way to another NBA Championship, with the Lakers winning over the Boston Celtics in the 2010 NBA Finals.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    In September 2009, Odom married Khloé Kardashian after a month of dating.
    More Details Hide Details He had met her at a party for Lakers teammate Artest. Their wedding was featured on the E! reality-based series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, in which she stars. Odom became a fixture on the show and a household name to millions who were not already familiar with him as a basketball player.
    Odom is noted for his fondness for candy. Wrigley made a replica of the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy out of candy in celebration of the Lakers' victory in the 2009 Finals, and Odom's name is featured on the base.
    More Details Hide Details Odom had three children, Destiny (b. 1998), Lamar Jr. (b. 2002) and Jayden (2005–2006), with Liza Morales before they separated. On June 29, 2006, 6½-month-old Jayden died from sudden infant death syndrome while sleeping in his crib in New York. At the time, Odom was already in town for the funeral of an aunt. Odom developed a relationship with his father, who became drug-free, but he remains closer to DeGregorio, whom he calls his "white dad". DeGregorio is the godfather to Destiny and Lamar Jr.
    During the 2009 off-season, Odom was courted heavily by the his former team, Miami.
    More Details Hide Details Despite pleas from Heat guard Dwyane Wade,<ref name=Heat / and Heat Executive Pat Riley, Kobe Bryant remained optimistic Odom would return to Los Angeles to team up with newly acquired forward and Odom's fellow New Yorker, Ron Artest. After a month of tedious negotiations, on July 31, 2009 the Lakers announced that they had agreed to a four-year deal worth up to $33 million with Odom.
    He won his first NBA championship when the Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic in the 2009 NBA Finals.
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    He married Khloé Kardashian in 2009, and has made several appearances on her family's reality television show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
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    As a member of the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA), he won NBA championships in 2009 and 2010 and was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2011.
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  • 2008
    In 2008–09, Odom arrived at training camp out of shape.
    More Details Hide Details Jackson shared his plan to move Odom to the bench as their sixth man, backing up the Lakers' frontcourt of Gasol, Bynum, and Trevor Ariza. A free agent after the season, Odom initially balked at the plan to be a reserve for the first time in his career. However, he came around, and was resolved to make his teammates happy and sacrifice his own individual numbers in the hopes of securing his first NBA championship. When Bynum was injured in a game against the Memphis Grizzlies in January, Odom returned to the starting lineup. In the month of February, Odom, playing 36 minutes per game, averaged 16.5 points, 13.4 rebounds (4.9 offensive and 9.5 defensive), 2.4 assists, 1.4 blocks, and .9 steals. The February run included a good performance at Quicken Loans Arena at Cleveland. With 15 points in the 3rd quarter, Odom helped the Lakers out of a 12-point deficit to turn it into a 10-point victory, breaking Cleveland's 23 game home win-streak. He finished the game with 28 points, 17 rebounds and 2 assists.
    Odom's numbers were down in the Finals, however, where he averaged 13.5 points, 9. rebounds and 3. assists per game, with the Lakers losing in the 2008 NBA Finals to the Boston Celtics.
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  • 2007
    After young center Andrew Bynum went down with a knee injury during the 2007–08 season, and Pau Gasol was acquired by the Lakers midseason, Odom played well, averaging 15.3 points, 12 rebounds, and 4 assists per game.
    More Details Hide Details Odom finished the season with 14.2 ppg 10.6 rpg and 3.5 apg.
  • 2006
    He was invited to play for the FIBA World Championships for 2006 but declined the invitation because of the tragic death of his son and in 2007 because of a shoulder injury.
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    Battling injuries, Odom was limited to 56 games in 2006–07, but finished with an average of 15.9 points and 9.8 rebounds per game.
    More Details Hide Details In a rematch of the previous year's series, the Lakers were again defeated by the Phoenix Suns in the first round of the 2007 NBA Playoffs.
  • 2005
    In the first half of 2005–06, Odom displayed inconsistency while playing with the Lakers.
    More Details Hide Details However, as Los Angeles progressed towards the end of the season, his performance steadily improved. Along the way, he posted consecutive triple-doubles for the first time as a Laker against the Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers. The Lakers were eliminated in 7 games in the first round of the playoffs against the Phoenix Suns, after the Lakers lost a 3–1 series lead. Odom averaged 14.8 points and 9.2 rebounds during the season and increased his scoring (19.1) and rebounds (11) in seven playoff games.
  • 2004
    In his first year with the Los Angeles Lakers, Odom incurred a left shoulder injury which forced him to miss the end of the 2004–05 season.
    More Details Hide Details Despite Odom averaging 15.2 points and a career high 10.2 rebounds, the Lakers finished out of the playoffs for only the 5th time in franchise history. Following the 2004–05 season, they re-hired former coach Phil Jackson.
    Odom played on the United States national team, winning a bronze medal in the Olympics in 2004 and gold in the FIBA World Championship (known later as the World Cup) in 2010.
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  • 2002
    He would only play in 49 games during the 2002–03 season, and would be a restricted free agent the following summer.
    More Details Hide Details The Miami Heat offered a deal that the Clippers declined to match after already matching another offer the Heat made to Elton Brand. The Heat had previously won only 25 games, but had drafted young talent such as Dwyane Wade and Caron Butler. Odom was brought in to play as the team's starting power forward, and along with the budding Wade and veteran Eddie Jones shared the scoring load with 17.1 points a game to go with a career high 9.7 rebounds. The Heat opened the season losing 7 straight games, but ended up playing better and competing for a seed in the playoffs. On March 6, Odom posted a triple double, scoring 30 points with 19 rebounds and 11 assists in a home win against the Sacramento Kings. The Heat would go on to the clinch the 4th seed in the playoffs, facing off the New Orleans Hornets in the first round. Each team won at home, and the Heat would win a 7th deciding game to advance to the second round to face the number one seeded Indiana Pacers. The Pacers would win the first two games in Indiana, but the Heat responded with two straight home wins, including a game 4 victory led by Odom's 22 points. The Pacers' experience proved to be too much for the younger Heat, as they would go to win games 5 and 6 to wrap up the series.
  • 2001
    In March 2001, Odom was suspended for five games for violating the NBA's drug policy.
    More Details Hide Details In the following season, he was suspended in November for violating the drug policy again, his second offense in eight months. He admitted to using marijuana after the suspension. Odom only played 29 games during the season, and his production slipped.
  • 2000
    In the 2000–01 season, Odom increased his scoring average to 17.2 points a game as he started in 74 games.
    More Details Hide Details The Clippers failed to make the playoffs again however, as the young team could not improve their positioning in the Western Conference.
    He was named to the 2000 NBA All-Rookie First Team.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Odom declared his eligibility for the 1999 NBA draft after his freshman year at the Rhode Island in 1999.
    More Details Hide Details He then tried to return to college, thinking he was not ready for the NBA; however, had already signed with an agent and was no longer eligible to withdraw from the draft. Odom was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers with the fourth overall pick. In his first season with the Clippers, Odom averaged 16.6 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game, including 30 points and 12 rebounds in his NBA debut.
    Odom played one season for the Rams in the Atlantic 10 Conference, where he averaged 17.6 points per game and led the Rams to the conference championship in 1999.
    More Details Hide Details He earned first-team all-conference honors and was named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year. He was named the most valuable player of the Atlantic 10 Tournament after his three-pointer against Temple University at the buzzer gave the Rams their first A-10 Tournament title.
  • 1997
    Odom transferred to the University of Rhode Island but was forced to sit out the 1997–98 season.
    More Details Hide Details He was admitted as a non-matriculating student, and was not allowed to play intramural basketball. His room and board was paid for by his father, who was covered by the G.I. Bill. After two semesters and a summer session, Odom earned his eligibility to play basketball. His career at Rhode Island had been in jeopardy after the first semester, when he vanished before finals. However, Rhode Island coach Jim Harrick persuaded three of his four instructors to allow him to make up his work. The coach also had Odom work with DeGregorio, who had become a Rams assistant and was the player's closest friend in college. Odom was also inspired by his maternal grandmother, a nurse who had raised five children and returned to school to earn her degree in 1980 at age 56.
    However, after a Sports Illustrated report questioned his unexpectedly high score of 22 out of 36 in the ACT, the school released him in July 1997 before he ever played a game for them.
    More Details Hide Details That same summer, he received a citation for soliciting prostitution following an undercover operation by the Las Vegas police. Later, an NCAA inquiry found Odom received payments amounting to $5,600 from booster David Chapman. Coach Bill Bayno was fired and UNLV was placed on probation for four years.
    As a senior, Odom was recognized nationally as the Parade Player of the Year in 1997.
    More Details Hide Details He also was named to the Parade All-American First Team for the second consecutive year, and earned USA Today All-USA 1st Team honors. During his youth, Odom was teamed with future NBA players Elton Brand and Ron Artest (later known as Metta World Peace) (and both of whom would be teammates with Odom on both the Clippers and Lakers respectively) on the same AAU team, and played with future Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant at Adidas ABCD camps. Adidas executive Sonny Vaccaro commented at the time that Odom possessed a "$2 million smile". Odom contemplated entering the NBA directly out of high school, and consulted with Bryant, who had made the jump a year earlier. He decided he was not ready, and decided to attend the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.
    As a high school player, Odom received national player of the year honors from Parade in 1997.
    More Details Hide Details He played college basketball for the University of Rhode Island, earning all-conference honors in his only season in the Atlantic 10 Conference. He was drafted in the first round of the 1999 NBA draft with the fourth overall pick by the Los Angeles Clippers. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team, but twice he violated the league's drug policy in his four seasons with the Clippers. He signed as a restricted free agent with the Miami Heat, where he played one season in 2003–04 before being traded to the Lakers. Odom spent seven seasons with the Lakers, who traded him to the Dallas Mavericks in 2011. After the move, his career declined. He was traded back to the Clippers in 2012 and played briefly in Spain in 2014.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1979
    Born on November 6, 1979.
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