Lamar Odom is a black American basketball player who is best known for playing “seven seasons.” He was born on November 6, 1979, in Queens, New York.
Odom grew up during New York City’s crack cocaine epidemic in the 1980s and ’90s. Lamar Odom engaged in playing basketball to help him through the traumatic childhood incident.
One thing has come out clear for Lamar Odom that he has experienced a sad moment of his life and career. He has battled addiction for quite some time that has placed his marriage on the rocks.
Lamar Odom says he’s “a walking miracle” after the incident that made him found unconscious with cocaine in his system in a Nevada brothel in 2015.
In a recent interview with the US weekly, he said he hid his cocaine use from ex-wife Khloe Kardashian for a while. His wife found out which led to their split in 2013. The star has regretted having multiple affairs with different women while married to her wife, Kardashian.
The couple wed in 2009, and they loved each other. Kardashian felt that the problem was out of control after multiple series of being hurt.
We can remember that Kardashian filed for divorce in 2013. Surprisingly, she delayed it after the incident at the brothel to help his husband regain his memory following the episode. Their divorce was completed in December.
The emotional Odom blames cocaine for helping end his NBA career. He says “drugs killed my drive to want to train and be in shape.”
Odom, 32, has faced drug accusations previously. In 2001, he violated the NBA drug policies twice in eight months when playing for the Clippers.
He apologized at a press conference where he admitted having used marijuana. Surprisingly, Odom says he’s sober now after finishing a rehab restraint in January.
Odom joined the Los Angeles Clippers that was primarily known for their losing record. After three seasons, however, the team had an improvement in the playoffs. Odom had his first share of successes.
He later became a free agent, and the Miami Heat offered him a $63 million contract that the Clippers chose not to match.
He teamed up with emerging superstar Dwayne Wade in the 2003-04 seasons. Odom averaged 17.1 points, leading Miami to its first playoff series win in four years.
Odom says that his goal is to “get back on the court” and play professional basketball. He believes he is still young and has appropriate skills for basket court.