Lamar Odom Worth 2020, Biography, Education and Career.
Lamar Odom Worth 2020 – 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).
Lamar Odom was born on November 6, 1979, in Jamaica, New York, USA. He ethnicity is African-American and nationality is American.
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.
Lamar Odom met fashion designer Liza Morales while they were both in high school. They dated through college and the first phase of his career in the NBA before splitting up in 2007.
They have two children together, a daughter, Destiny (born 1998) and a son, Lamar Jr. (2002). Their third child, Jayden (2005), died from ‘sudden infant death syndrome’ (SIDS) when he was only six and a half months old.
After a month-long courtship, Odom married Khloe Kardashian on September 27, 2009, at a private residence in Beverly Hills.
She filed for divorce and the restoration of her last name on December 13, 2013, almost four years after marriage. The related papers were signed by July 2015.
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.
Odom began his professional basketball career in 1999, with the Los Angeles Clippers. Before that, he played for the University of Rhode Islandteam 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.
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.
As of 2020, Lamar Odom’s net worth is at $35 million, which has been largely contributed by his career. However, Lamar Odom’s net worth has suffered a downhill since back in 2012; he used to have a net worth value of $27 million.
In those days, he was paid more than $8 million per year. His contract deals and endorsements also boosted up his net worth fortune. His best deal was with Lakers, where he got $8.2 million as his remuneration.
Lamar Odom was once a great basketball player whose fame rose up even higher when he dated and married one of the Kardashian family members; however, due to drug addiction, his fame, his net worth have all suffered. We hope in the coming year’s things would turn out well for him.