Lamar Odom

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Lamar Odom in 2012

Lamar Joseph Odom (born November 6, 1979) is an American basketball player.[1] His team, the Los Angeles Lakers, won the NBA Championships in 2009 and 2010. He has also played basketball for the Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat and the Spanish team Laboral Kutxa.

Odom was born in South Jamaica, Queens. Between 2009 and 2013 he was married to television star Khloe Kardashian.[2] The couple has since split.

On October 13, 2015, Odom was hospitalized after being discovered unconscious at the Love Ranch South brothel in Crystal, Nevada.[3] He was in a coma and placed on life support in a hospital in Las Vegas for a few days before regaining consciousness. He had suffered several strokes and kidney failure.[4] He was transferred from Las Vegas to a Los Angeles hospital by medical transport.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Marc Stein. "Sources: Heat Prepared to Offer Odom". ESPN.com. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  2. Garcia, Jennifer; Wihlborg, Ulrica. "Khloe Kardashian Is Married!". People. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  3. "Former NBA star Lamar Odom found unconscious, taken to Nevada hospital". ESPN.com. October 13, 2015. Retrieved October 13, 2015. 
  4. Turner, Broderick (October 20, 2015). "Lamar Odom feeling 'way better,' but recovery will be long". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on October 21, 2015. 
  5. "Lamar Odom moved from Las Vegas to Los Angeles hospital". ESPN.com. October 20, 2015. Archived from the original on October 21, 2015.