What happened to Lamar Odom, did he die? His update news, career, net worth, personal life
On October 13, 2015, after being found comatose Lamar Joseph Odom a retired professional basketball player suffered 12 strokes and two heart attacks, at a Las Vegas–area brothel. Cocaine use and reckless behavior had already ended his four-year marriage. Although Khloé Kardashian supports his recovery and delayed their divorce, ultimately refiling in May 2016. He completed a stay at San Diego’s Casa Palmera rehab center in January 2016 and is now working on a docuseries and an autobiography due the year.
How did Lamar Odom start his career?
Odom contemplated entering the NBA directly out of high school and consulted with Bryant, who had made the jump a year earlier. Afterward, he realized that he was not ready, and decided to attend the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. However, the school released him in July 1997 after a Sports Illustrated report questioned his unexpectedly high score of 22 out of 36 in the ACT, before he ever played a game for them. Odom increased his scoring average to 17.2 points a game. In the 2000–01 season as he started in 74 games. Odom played in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens for the US national team, averaging 9.3 ppg while helping the U.S. to a bronze medal. Odom however, is invited back for the national team's run at the 2010 FIBA World Championship which was held in Istanbul, Turkey where the U.S. won gold for the first time since 1994. He becoming the first player in history to win both an NBA championship and FIBA gold in the same year.
What is Lamar Odom's source of income and net worth?
Odom’s Basket playing career has granted him a quite huge net worth of $56 million. Odom’s huge economic boost came from Pat Riley, who signed him to a six-year $65 million contract in 2013.
Who is in Lamar Odom's personal life?
Odom had three children, Destiny, Lamar Jr. and Jayden, with Liza Morales before they separated. On June 29, 2006, 6½-month-old Jayden died from sudden infant death syndrome while sleeping in his crib in New York. At the time, Odom was already in town for the funeral of an aunt. Odom developed a relationship with his father, who became drug-free; however, he remains close to his high school coach, Jerry DeGregorio, who he calls [his] "white dad". DeGregorio is the godfather of Destiny and Lamar Jr. In September 2009, Odom married Khloé Kardashian after a month of dating. He had met her at a party for Lakers teammate Artest. Their wedding was featured on the E! reality-based series. Keeping Up with the Kardashians, in which she was stars. Odom became a fixture on the show and a household name to millions who were not already familiar with him as a basketball player. The series, titled Khloé & Lamar, debuted on April 10, 2011. Soon thereafter, Odom almost opted out of the show as the filming wore him down. The series was canceled in 2012 after two seasons.
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