Lamar Joseph Odom is an American retired professional basketball player. 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.
Odom was born on November 6, 1979 in South Jamaica, Queens, New York City, to Joe Odom and Cathy Mercer.
His father was a heroin addict, and Odom’s mother died of colon cancer when he was twelve years old. At her deathbed, Odom’s mom told him: “Be nice to everybody”. Afterwards, he was raised by his maternal grandmother, Mildred Mercer.
In his first three years of high school, Odom played for Christ The King Regional High School in Middle Village, Queens. He left the school at the start of his senior year due to poor grades, transferring first to Redemption Christian Academy in Troy, New York and then to the now-defunct St. Thomas Aquinas High School in New Britain, Connecticut, where he was coached by Jerry DeGregorio.
As a senior, Odom was recognized nationally as the Parade Player of the Year in 1997. 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 had three children, Destiny, Lamar Jr. and Jayden, with Liza Morales before they separated. In September 2009, Odom married Khloe Kardashian after a month of dating.
Age, Height & MeasurementsLamar Odom Age 39 years. Lamar Odom's height 6 feet 10 inches (208 cm), weight 230 lbs (104 kg). Body measurements 49 - 40 - 17 and Zodiac Sign Scorpio.
|Lamar Odom Bio|
|Famous As||Lamar Odom|
|Profession||Basketball Player (now retired)|
|Birthday||November 6, 1979|
|Birth Place||Queens, New York City, New York, United States|
|Height||6 feet 10 inches (208 cm)|
|Weight||230 lbs (104 kg)|
|Body Measurements||49 - 40 - 17|
|Net Worth||$56 million|
|Born Name||Lamar Joseph Odom|
|Nickname||Lam, Lam-Lam, Lamy|
|Shoe Size||17.5 (US)|
|School||Christ The King Regional High School,Redemption Christian Academy,St.Thomas Aquinas High School|
|University||University of Nevada at Las Vegas,University of Rhode Island.|
|Other Relatives||Mildred Mercer (Maternal Grandmother)|
|Relationship With||Liza Morales (1996-2007),Taraji P. Henson (2008-2009),Claudia Jordan (2009),Khloe Kardashian (2009-2013),Jennifer Richardson (2012-2013),Polina Polonsky (2013),Ryder Cherry (2015),Monica Monroe (2015)|
|Children||Destiny Odom, Lamar Odom Jr and Jayden Odom|