Lamar Odom

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Basketball Player (1979)
Tue May 30 2023
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Relationship Timeline Of Lamar Odom

Ex-wife : Liza Morales
2009-09-27 2016-09-20
Ex-wife : Khloe Kardashian

Lamar Odom is famous among the public as a professional Basketball player. His full name is Lamar Joseph Odom. He is originally from Jamaica and was born on November 6, 1979.

Although Lamar was born in Jamaica he holds American as his nationality and currently living in New York America. He shares Scorpio as his birth sign.

Early Life and Family 

Lamar was born and raised in Jamaica by his parents. Joe Odom is his father and Cathy Mercer is his mother. Sadly his father was addicted to drugs and died due to that addiction. His mother was suffering from Colon cancer at the same time and died from that disease when Lamar was 12. 

After the tragic death of his parents, he was taken care of by his maternal grandmother, Mildred Mercer. Later he moved to New York, the United States to pursue his career in Basketball.


Lamar Odom was not good at studies from an early age. Because of his low grades, he used to get transferred from school to school. He did his early education at Christ The King Regional High School which is located in Middle Village, Queens, and Redemption Christian Academy which is situated in Troy. 

lamar Odom posing for a photo by wearing black shirt and golden chain.
Lamar Odom posing for a picture. Photo Source: Famous People

He played Basketball for three years in Christ The King Regional High School. He also attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School, in New Britain.

Personal Life

Lamar stayed in a married relationship for a long time with Liza Morales. The couple was blessed with three kids but the youngest child passed away due to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. However, the lovely couple got separated and they are now living their personal life.

Lamar wearing black suit with white shirt .
Lamar Odom posing with his ex-wife, Khloe Kardashian for a picture. Photo Source; Netng

After that Lamar married Khloe Kardashian. The couple met each other at a Lakers party and got married after dating each other for one month. However, their relationship could not last long and they got divorced from each other.

How did Lamar Odom Emerge?

Lamar was always fond of playing Basketball from childhood and now he is a successful player who is playing in NBA. In the beginning, he played for ‘Los Angeles Clippers’ and after that, he played for Miami Heat. He was then traded to Los Angeles Lakers for Shaquille O'Neal at the end of the season. 

Lamar Odom wearing yellow jersey of his club Laker's.
Lamar Odom has a picture while playing Basketball. Photo Source: The Personage

After moving to Los Angeles Lakers he was benched for most of the season but he did off-training because he was out of shape. He was also offered to make the contract by his previous club, Miami Heat but he refused that offer. He was given the new role as Lakers’ sixth man and he embraced that role. In the season of 2008-2010, he gave his best and it was one of the best of his career. After that season he played for Laker's one more season and then went in Dallas Mavericks.

Achievements and Awards

Lamar Odom is honored by many titles throughout his career. In 1997 he was named as the 'Player of the Year' by The 'Parade' magazine because of his outstanding game performance for the St. Thomas Aquinas High School. He got that title twice and he was also named All-American twice by the 'Parade', in 1996 and 1997. 

Lamar got the title of 'Atlantic 10 Rookie of the year' in 1999 and he was one of the members of the 'NBA All-Rookie First Team' in 2000.

Because of the outstanding performance in the Lakers’ sixth man role he got the title of 'NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award' for the 2010-11 season. 


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