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Full Name: Lamar Joseph Odom Current Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Height/Weight: 6'10"/230 Number: 7
Birthdate: November 6, 1979 Entry Draft: 1st round (4th) in 1999
Birthplace: Jamaica, New York Drafted By: Los Angeles Clippers
Position: PF/SF College: University of Rhode Island


Biography

Lamar Joseph Odom (born November 6, 1979 in South Jamaica, Queens, New York) is an American basketball player who currently plays small forward (both of the forward spots, also plays the offense "initiator" who brings the ball forward) for the National Basketball Association's Los Angeles Lakers.

In 1997, Odom was the #1 ranked High School All-American in the United States, and had earned a good reputation among basketball scouts for his excellent ball-handling and passing ability despite his size (6'10" (208 cm)).

High School

Odom attended Christ the King Regional High School in Middle Village, NY until he was kicked out after his junior year.

College

Odom played one season at the University of Rhode Island in the Atlantic 10 Conference, where he scored 17.6 points per game and led the Rams to the conference championship and 1998 NCAA tournament Sweet 16.

Los Angeles Clippers

Odom declared his eligibility for the NBA Draft after his freshman year at the University of Rhode Island in 1999 and was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers with the fourth pick. In his first season with the Clippers, Odom averaged 16.6 points, 4.2 assists, and 7.8 rebounds per game and was named to the 2000 NBA All-Rookie First Team. Odom was involved in controversy in November 2001 when he was suspended for violating the NBA's anti-drug policy for the second time in eight months.

Miami Heat

Odom spent four seasons with the Clippers before signing a six-year, $65 million contract with the Miami Heat. Odom averaged 17.1 points, 4.1 assists and 9.7 rebounds during the 2003-04 season, helping the Heat to a playoff berth.

Los Angeles Lakers

In the 2004 offseason, he was sent to the Los Angeles Lakers as part of a trade that brought center Shaquille O'Neal to Miami. In his first year with the Los Angeles Lakers, Odom and Kobe Bryant, Bryant being a top 5 NBA talent in 2004, never established the chemistry analysts might have expected the two dynamic players might to build. The Lakers finished out of the playoffs for only the 4th time in franchise history.

Point Forward for the Lakers

Following the disappointment of missing the playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers hired former coach Phil Jackson in the 2005 offseason, in the hope that he could mold Odom into a Scottie Pippen-type player to run his triangle offense as a point forward, who can play both point guard, power forward, and the offense initiator who brings the ball forward. In the first half of the 2005-06 NBA season, Odom displayed inconsistency while playing with the Lakers. However, as Los Angeles progressed towards the NBA playoffs, Odom stepped his game up and became a much more efficient and capable complement to Bryant in the second. He posted consecutive triple-doubles for the first time as a Laker against the Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers.

Odom was arguably the best player on the floor in the Lakers' first-round series against the Phoenix Suns. He averaged 19.1 ppg 11.0 rpg and 4.9 apg in 7 games while playing strong defense against Shawn Marion.

International

Odom played in the 2004 Athens Olympics for the United States National Basketball Team, averaging 5.8 ppg en route to a bronze medal. He has earned 14 caps in total for the senior team.

Trivia

  • Odom has said that he would like to try broadcasting as a post-NBA career job.
  • Odom started the record label Rich Soil Entertainment in July 2005 alongside his "cousin", rapper Ali Vegas, who happens to be the label's first artist.
  • Raised by his grandmother when his mother died when he was 12 and wears number 7 because it was his grandmother's favorite number.
  • Enjoys traveling in the off-season and lists France as his favorite destination.
  • Odom made a cameo appearance in the movie Van Wilder along with Quentin Richardson, Darius Miles and Michael Olowokandi as Coolidge College Chickadees (members of the college's basketball team).

Personal life

On June 28, 2006 Odom's 6 1/2-month-old infant son Jayden died from suffocation while sleeping in his crib in New York

Odom was held at gun point and robbed while walking at night near a family member's home in his Queens, New York neighborhood in the summer of 2006. The teenage mugger, who fired a warning shot first, took Odom's watch and cash, a combined total of under $5,000. he also got married with klohe kardashin

Transactions

Statistics

Totals

Season Team G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2000 LAC 76 70 2767 449 1024 .438 59 164 .360 302 420 .719 159 436 595 317 91 95 258 291 1259
2001 LAC 76 74 2836 481 1046 .460 80 253 .316 262 386 .679 110 482 592 392 74 122 264 236 1304
2002 LAC 29 25 999 151 360 .419 16 84 .190 61 93 .656 31 145 176 171 23 36 97 91 379
2003 LAC 49 47 1679 268 611 .439 42 129 .326 136 175 .777 59 267 326 178 42 41 140 181 714
2004 MIA 80 80 3003 485 1127 .430 61 205 .298 340 458 .742 160 616 776 327 85 71 236 273 1371
2005 LAL 64 64 2320 366 774 .473 36 117 .308 207 298 .695 134 519 653 238 42 65 161 211 975
2006 LAL 80 80 3221 445 925 .481 80 215 .372 216 313 .690 181 557 738 443 75 64 213 256 1186
2007 LAL 56 56 2202 319 681 .468 54 182 .297 198 283 .700 102 445 547 270 53 32 163 182 890
2008 LAL 77 77 2921 417 795 .525 31 113 .274 229 328 .698 197 622 819 273 75 72 156 222 1094
2009 LAL 78 32 2316 346 703 .492 33 103 .320 160 257 .623 176 461 637 204 77 98 138 235 885
Career 665 605 24264 3727 8046 .463 492 1565 .314 2111 3011 .701 1309 4550 5859 2813 637 696 1826 2178 10057

Per Game

Season Team G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2000 LAC 76 70 36.4 5.9 13.5 .438 0.8 2.2 .360 4.0 5.5 .719 2.1 5.7 7.8 4.2 1.2 1.3 3.4 3.8 16.6
2001 LAC 76 74 37.3 6.3 13.8 .460 1.1 3.3 .316 3.4 5.1 .679 1.4 6.3 7.8 5.2 1.0 1.6 3.5 3.1 17.2
2002 LAC 29 25 34.4 5.2 12.4 .419 0.6 2.9 .190 2.1 3.2 .656 1.1 5.0 6.1 5.9 0.8 1.2 3.3 3.1 13.1
2003 LAC 49 47 34.3 5.5 12.5 .439 0.9 2.6 .326 2.8 3.6 .777 1.2 5.4 6.7 3.6 0.9 0.8 2.9 3.7 14.6
2004 MIA 80 80 37.5 6.1 14.1 .430 0.8 2.6 .298 4.3 5.7 .742 2.0 7.7 9.7 4.1 1.1 0.9 3.0 3.4 17.1
2005 LAL 64 64 36.3 5.7 12.1 .473 0.6 1.8 .308 3.2 4.7 .695 2.1 8.1 10.2 3.7 0.7 1.0 2.5 3.3 15.2
2006 LAL 80 80 40.3 5.6 11.6 .481 1.0 2.7 .372 2.7 3.9 .690 2.3 7.0 9.2 5.5 0.9 0.8 2.7 3.2 14.8
2007 LAL 56 56 39.3 5.7 12.2 .468 1.0 3.3 .297 3.5 5.1 .700 1.8 7.9 9.8 4.8 0.9 0.6 2.9 3.3 15.9
2008 LAL 77 77 37.9 5.4 10.3 .525 0.4 1.5 .274 3.0 4.3 .698 2.6 8.1 10.6 3.5 1.0 0.9 2.0 2.9 14.2
2009 LAL 78 32 29.7 4.4 9.0 .492 0.4 1.3 .320 2.1 3.3 .623 2.3 5.9 8.2 2.6 1.0 1.3 1.8 3.0 11.3
Career 665 605 36.5 5.6 12.1 .463 0.7 2.4 .314 3.2 4.5 .701 2.0 6.8 8.8 4.2 1.0 1.0 2.7 3.3 15.1

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