Lamar Odom

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Basketball Player • Personality

Birth Date: November 6, 1979

Age: 43 years old

Birth Place: Queens, New York

Once considered among the NBA's most versatile stars on the court, Lamar Odom may also be one of basketball's most versatile figures off the court. Winning two championships with the L.A. Lakers and a gold medal with Team USA made Odom famous in the sports world, but it was his marriage to reality TV star Khloe Kardashian in 2009 that took his mainstream notoriety to a level unfamiliar to most pro athletes. Their wedding was featured on the E! series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" (2007- ), which led to a spin-off series, "Khloe & Lamar" (E!, 2011-12). His career peaked with the Lakers when he won back-to-back championships in 2009 and 2010, and was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2011. Listed at 6-foot-10 and 220 pounds, the left-hander could score, rebound, pass, handle the ball and defend all five positions on the court. Off the court, Odom owns a music and film production company, Rich Soil Entertainment, and a clothing line called Rich Soil. He has appeared on the HBO series Entourage (2004-2011) and the ABC series Modern Family (2009- ), made a cameo in the movie Van Wilder (2002), and co-starred with Charles Barkley in a Taco Bell ad that aired during Super Bowl XLIV. In 2011, Odom and Kardashian released a unisex fragrance, Unbreakable by Khloe and Lamar. "L.A. is a great place to be more than just a basketball player," Odom told Dime magazine in a June 2010 interview. "I've always been very creative, always thinking of new ideas. I never wanted to be just a basketball player." As his playing days wound down, Odom continued to bank on his public notoriety as a part of the Kardashian empire.

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