About Lamar Odom
One of the most popular NBA stars Lamar Odom net worth has been stated to have an estimate of 56 million dollars. Moreover, the basketball player has been reported to receive more than 8 million dollars as his yearly salary which increases the total amount of Lamar Odom net worth. A huge part of his net worth has been accumulated while playing professionally on the NBA for the team called Los Angeles Lakers where he plays as a forward.
Born in 1979 in New York, Lamar Odom suffered a lot during his childhood. His mother passed away because of cancer when the boy was only twelve years old. Moreover, his father was addicted to heroine. Thus, the star’s childhood was not one of those whose parents inspire them to take some activities in order to show their skills and talents. Nevertheless, the basketball player has accomplished a lot if taking a look at Lamar Odom net worth.
He was raised by his grandmother and during his high school years Lamar Odom started to get interested into basketball and began to play it. He was transferred from his first high school to Redemption Christian Academy to play for a basketball season. During his young years, Lamar Odom played together with Elton Brand who is a member of the Philadelphia 76ers and Ron Artest from the Los Angeles Lakers. They all played in USA Today All USA 1st Team.
After one year of his studies at the University of Rhode Island, Lamar Odom was picked by the Los Angeles Clippers. Playing in the team added first sums of money to the overall amount of Lamar Odom net worth. His first season in the team was so impressive that he was called to the 2000 NBA All-Rookie First Team.
At the finishing of the 2003-2004 season Lamar Odom together with Caron Butler and Brian Grant were traded to the Los Angeles Lakers which was a deal arranged with Shaquille O’Neal. Since 2004 Lamar Odom has been playing for the Los Angeles Lakers team. He also competed in the 2004 Summer Olympic Games while being a part of the US National basketball team. During Olympic Games, US National basketball team won a bronze medal.
Talking about his personal life, he has children with his ex-girlfriend and currently is married to one of the popular Kardashian sisters, Khloe Kardashian. Moreover, he appears on TV reality shows related to the Kardashian family.