Lamar Odom

Once considered among the NBA's most versatile stars on the court, Lamar Odom may also be one of basketball's most versatile figures off the court. Winning two championships with the L.A. Lakers and a gold medal with ... Read more »
Born: 11/06/1979 in Queens, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (5)

Khloe & Lamar 2010 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Hi-Tech 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Keeping Up With the Kardashians 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Entourage 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

Once considered among the NBA's most versatile stars on the court, Lamar Odom may also be one of basketball's most versatile figures off the court. Winning two championships with the L.A. Lakers and a gold medal with Team USA made Odom famous in the sports world, but it was his marriage to reality TV star Khloe Kardashian in 2009 that took his mainstream notoriety to a level unfamiliar to most pro athletes. Their wedding was featured on the E! series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" (2007- ), which led to a spin-off series, "Khloe & Lamar" (E!, 2011- ). His career peaked with the Lakers when he won back-to-back championships in 2009 and 2010, and was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2011. Listed at 6-foot-10 and 220 pounds, the left-hander could score, rebound, pass, handle the ball and defend all five positions on the court. Off the court, Odom owns a music and film production company, Rich Soil Entertainment, and a clothing line called Rich Soil. He has appeared on the HBO series Entourage (2004-2011) and the ABC series Modern Family (2009- ), made a cameo in the movie Van Wilder (2002), and co-starred with Charles Barkley in a Taco Bell ad that aired during Super Bowl XLIV. In 2011, Odom and Kardashian released a unisex fragrance, Unbreakable by Khloe and Lamar. "L.A. is a great place to be more than just a basketball player," Odom told Dime magazine in a June 2010 interview. "I've always been very creative, always thinking of new ideas. I never wanted to be just a basketball player." As his playing days wound down, Odom continued to bank on his public notoriety as a part of the Kardashian empire.

Relationships

Kris Jenner Actor

Mother-In-Law

Khloe Kardashian Actor

Wife
Met on Aug. 27, 2009 at a Lakers party After only a month of dating, married on Sept. 27, 2009 Co-starred on the E! series "Khloe & Lamar"

Kim Kardashian Actor

Sister-In-Law

Kourtney Kardashian Actor

Sister-In-Law

Robert Kardashian Actor

Brother-in-Law

EDUCATION

University of Rhode Island

1997 - 1999
Left during his sophomore year for the NBA draft.

University of Nevada at Las Vegas

1997
Was released from scholarship during his freshman year amid NCAA investigations and test-score questions.

Milestones

2011

Named NBA Sixth Man of the Year

2009

Married Khloé Kardashian

2009

Wins two NBA championships with L.A. Lakers

2004

Traded to the Los Angeles Lakers

2004

Wins Olympic bronze medal with Team USA

1999

Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers with the fourth overall pick

Bonus Trivia

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"L.A. is a great place to be more than just a basketball player." - from Dime magazine, June 2010

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Appeared on his wife's television show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" as they planned their wedding.

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Defended himself against accusations that his cancer charity Cathy's Kids funnelled funds to basketball programs.

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Wrigley made a replica of the NBA championship trophy out of candy in 2009 with Odom's name on the base.

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"I'm the only dude in the NBA who can grab 18 rebounds and people will still say, 'You weren't aggressive enough.' I've been dealing with that for a long time. I get 11 assists, people are like, 'Why didn't you shoot more?'" - from SLAM magazine, June 2010

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"I've seen a lot of death. I've seen a lot of hard times at an early age, but I always saw myself rising to the top. When I was six, seven years old, I envisioned myself in the NBA." - from Dime Magazine, June 2010

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