- NAME: Lamar Odom
- OCCUPATION: Basketball Player, Reality Television Star
- BIRTH DATE: November 06, 1979 (Age: 34)
- EDUCATION: Christ the King High School, Redemption Christian Academy, St. Thomas Aquinas High School, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, University of Rhode Island
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Queens, New York
- Full Name: Lamar Joseph Odom
- AKA: Lamar Odom
- ZODIAC SIGN: Scorpio
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Lamar Odom is an American basketball player for the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers, best known for playing seven seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, and for marrying reality star Khloé Kardashian.
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The daughter of attorney Robert Kardashian, Kim Kardashian turned her name into a million dollar brand. In 2007, her infamous sex tape was leaked and her reality show, "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," premiered.
Khloé Kardashian earned her fame on "Keeping Up with the Kardashians." In 2009, Khloé met LA Laker Lamar Odom, a two-time NBA champion. The couple married in a televised spectacle and soon got their own spinoff, "Khloé & Lamar."
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Following a single season in Miami, Odom and teammates Caron Butler and Brian Grant were traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Shaquille O'Neal. During his seven seasons back in Los Angeles, he merged his unique playing style with that of Lakers star Kobe Bryant to a mostly successful effect. Odom helped the team win two NBA championships, in 2009 and 2010.
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Odom was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in a deal that he wasn't happy with. Less than six months later, he parted ways with the Mavericks, and in June 2012, he was traded back to the Los Angeles Clippers as part of a four-team deal.
Odom is the father of three children, all with former girlfriend Liza Morales: daughter Destiny, who was born in 1998, and sons Lamar Jr. and Jayden, born in 2002 and 2005, respectively. Jayden died from SIDS as an infant in 2006.
On September 27, 2009, Odom married reality television star Khloé Kardashian, best known for appearing with her family—including sisters Kim and Kourtney—on the popular series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. The couple's wedding was captured during the show's filming, but their marriage quickly spawned a new reality show, Khloé and Lamar—one of multiple spin-offs that Keeping Up with the Kardashians has given rise to. Among many personal topics, Khloé and Lamar has shed light on the couple's desire—and struggles—to have children. (Khloé is also known for appearing on Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami, which premiered in 2009.)
In August of 2013, rumors began to develop in regards to Odom's relationship with Kardashian. After reports of infidelity were reported by TMZ, other reports of drug abuse began to surface as well. Not long after, it was reported that Odom was believed to have been reported missing by his wife. Although Odom's location and whereabouts were revealed after 72 hours by an unnamed source via ESPN, it was also confirmed in the announcement that Odom was getting help from friends for an ongoing drug abuse problem.
A few days after it was confirmed that he wasn't missing, Odom was arrested on August 30, 2013, for suspicion of driving under the influence. Following his arrest, Odom checked into rehab, although he left after having spent slightly more than 24 hours in the facility. The peculiar series of events has led to reports that the couple is separated; however neither party has confirmed the rumor.
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