1. Biography

Lamar Joseph Odom was born on November 6, 1979 in South Jamaica Queens, New York. Raised by his grandmother, Mildred, his mother dies of cancer when Lamar was 12 years old and his father was not active in his life. In high school, Odom excelled at several private schools receiving several national acolades and awards. He played on the same team with future NBA stars such as Ron Artest.

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