Lamar Odom Bio, Affair, Divorce, Net Worth, Ethnicity, Salary, Age, Nationality, Height

(Retired Professional Basketball Player)

Relationship Facts of Lamar Odom

  • Lamar Odom is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

More about the relationship

Lamar Odom has been married and divorced once in his life. He was previously married to the beautiful American TV personality Khloé Kardashian. The couple began dating each other at the beginning of 2009.

After few months of their love affair, the couple got married on 27 September 2009. They together had two sons named Jayden Odom and Lamar Odom Jr. His son, Jayden Odom died from sudden infant death syndrome while sleeping in his crib in New York in 2006. After seven years of their love affair, the couple divorced on 9 December 2016.

Before marrying Kardashian, Odom was in a long-term relationship with the American fashion designer Liza Morales. The couple began dating each other back in the 1990s. They together had a daughter named Destiny Odom in 1998. They got engaged in 2000. Their relationship came to an end in 2007. After his divorce with Khloé Kardashian, he has not been in any relationship till now and he is single at the present time.

Who is Lamar Odom?

Lamar Odom is a retired professional basketball player in America. He is best known for his time at the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He became a two-time NBA Champion with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009 and 2010. He was named the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year in 2011.

Lamar Odom: Age, Parents, Ethnicity

Lamar Odom was born on November 6, 1979, in Jamaica, New York, USA. His ethnicity is African-American and his nationality is American. As of 2021, he is 41 years old.

His birth name is Lamar Joseph Odom. His parents’ name is Joe Odom(father) and Cathy Mercer(mother). His father was a heroin addict and his mother died of colon cancer when he was twelve years old. After that, he was raised by his maternal grandmother, Mildred Mercer.


He was educated at Christ The King Regional High School in Middle Village, Queens, where he played basketball for three years. After that, he was transferred to Redemption Christian Academy in Troy, New York. Later, he attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School in New Britain, Connecticut. He also attended the University of Rhode Island.

Lamar Odom: Professional Life and Career

Odom began his professional basketball career in 1999, with the Los Angeles Clippers. Before that, he played for the University of Rhode Island team until 1998. In 1999, he was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers with the fourth overall pick. After a year, he was named to the 2000 NBA All-Rookie First Team.

Lamar Odom
Caption: Lamar Odom and Sabrina Parr (Source: NY Daily News)

He played with the team for four years and transferred to Miami Heart in the 2003-2004 season. After that, he was traded in a package with Caron Butler and Brian Grant to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2004. Lamar played in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens for the US national team.

Lamar won the NBA championship twice in 2009 and 2010 with Los Angeles Lakers. He was named the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year in 2011. On December 11, 2011, Odom was traded to the Dallas Mavericks. He returned back to the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2012-13 season. On February 18, 2014, he signed with Laboral Kutxa Baskonia of the Spanish League on a two-month deal. A month later, he returned to the United States due to a back injury. In April 2014, he signed with the New York Knicks for the remainder of the 2013–14 season. He retired from professional basketball in July 2014.

Lamar Odom: Net Worth, Salary

During his professional basketball career, he had an annual salary of 8.2 million dollars and he has a net worth of $30million.

Lamar Odom: Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

There is no rumor of his present love affairs. He admitted that he used marijuana during his professional basketball career. He was also criticized for using a high dose of cocaine and other drugs.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

He has a good height of 6 Feet and 10 Inches (2.08m) and his body weight is 104kg. He has black hair color and his eye color is also black. His chest size is 49 inches, his chest size is 17 inches and his waist size is 40 inches.

Social Media

He is active on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. He has around 1.425 million followers on Facebook. He has more than 708k followers on Instagram and has more than 3.8 million followers on Twitter.

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