Lamar Joseph Odom is an American former professional basketball player who began his career with Los Angeles Clippers and ended with Laboral Kutxa Baskonia in the year 2014. He is the two times NBA championships for 2009 and 2010 respectively, as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA.
In 2011, he earned the “NBA Sixth Man of the Year”.
How Much Is Lamar Odom Net Worth In 2019?
The retired NBA player Lamar Odom has an estimated net worth of $30 million. Prior to this, in 2014, his net worth was around $43 million but his divorce with his beautiful spouse Kardashian, retirement from the NBA, as well as drug and life-threatening health issues, took his wealth downhill.
The 6 feet 10 inches star basketball player Odom’s main source of income was basketball. He made overall $114,239,305, playing 15 seasons in the NBA.
Apart from his professional career, he has added a huge amount to his bank account through endorsement and TV series: “Keeping up with the Kardashians” and “Kourtney and Khole Take Miami”.
Odom listed his 8,557 square foot Florida crib for sale for $5.2 million in April 2017. He bought the 6-bedroom house back in 2003 for $2.975 million. The house which had been rented for a few years has a basketball court, tennis court, spa, and pool.
Lamar Odom owns several luxurious cars including Mercedes, Range Rover, Rolls Royce, etc.
Lamar Odom Personal Life; Who is his Wife?
Lamar Odom tied the knot with his high school sweetheart Liza Morales. The couple shared three children named Destiny, Lamar Jr, and Jayden who died of sudden infant death syndrome at the age of 6 and half month. The couple divorced in the year 2007.
Later, Odom was spotted with Khloe Kardashian. They dated for few months and then decided to take their relationship to next level and exchanged vows on 27th September 2009. Their wedding was featured on the E! Reality based TV series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”.
After spending almost four years together, on 13th December 2013, Kardashian filed for divorce and the restoration of her surname. However, Kardashian stopped the progress of the divorce because Lamar Odom was found unconscious in a whorehouse named “Love Ranch”, in Crystal, Nevada and was taken to a hospital. As an estranged wife, Kardashian stayed with Odom until he fully recovered.
On 26th May 2016, Kardashian filed for a divorce second time and it was made official on 17th December 2016.
On 30th August 2013, Lamar Odom was arrested for accuse of Driving under the influence of alcohol. Then he was given a sentence of 3 years probation as well as alcohol abuse treatment.
Apart from DUI, there were also rumors of drug abuse, but he intensely denied them.
Lamar Odom Bio and Early Life
Lamar Odom was born on 6th of November 1979, in South Jamaica, Queens, New York City. His father Joe Odom was a heroin addict. At the early age of 12, Odom lost his mother, Cathy Mercer due to colon cancer. Then he was raised by his maternal grandmother, Mildred Mercer.
He enrolled at the Catholic high school, Christ The King Regional High School located in Middle Village, Queens. However, due to his poor grade, he dropped the school at the beginning of the senior years. He then joined Redemption Christian Academy and afterward to the now-defunct St, Thomas Aquinas High School in New Britain, Connecticut.
As a senior, Odom was coached by Jerry DeGregoria and initially was recognized nationally as the "Parade Player of the year" in 1997.
Odom was transferred to the University of Rhode Island as a non-matriculating student where he was forced to sit out the 1997-98 seasons. Throughout his college career, he played earning all-conference honors in his only season in the Atlantic 10 Conference.
Lamar Odom Professional Career
In 1999, he was drafted in the first round with the 4th overall pick by the Los Angeles Clippers. Throughout his 4 years spell with the team, Odom violated the league’s drug policy in his 4 seasons. Nevertheless, he was named to the NBA-All-Rookie Team.
Odom played 2003-04 season for Miami Heat and was traded to the Lakers. He spent 7 seasons with the Lakers and then moved to the Dallas Mavericks in the year 2011.
In the year 2012, Odom was traded back to Los Angeles Clippers. He then played momentarily for Laboral Kutxa Baskonia 2014.
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Lamar Odom National career
The star basketball player, Odom played for his country in the 2004 Olympics, winning a bronze medal. In 2010, he played in the FIBA World Championship.
Career Highlights And Awards
Parade All-American and Parade Player of the Year
1st-team All-Atlantic 10 and Atlantic 10 Rookie of the year
NBA All-Rookie First Team
NBA All-Rookie First Team and NBA Champion