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Lamar Odom

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Lamar Joseph Odom (born November 6, 1979 in Jamaica, New York) is an NBA basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers.

In 1997, Odom was the number 1 ranked High School All-American in the United States, and had earned a good reputation among basketball scouts for his ball-handling ability for his size (6'10").

Odom declared his eligibility for the NBA draft after his sophomore year at the University of Rhode Island in 1999. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers with the fourth pick in the draft. In his first season with the Clippers, Odom averaged 16.6 points, 4.2 assists, and 7.8 rebounds per game.

Odom spent four seasons with the Clippers before signing a six-year, USD $65 million contract with the Miami Heat. Odom averaged 17.1 points, 4.1 assists and 9.7 rebounds during the 2003-04 season, helping the Heat to a playoff berth. Following the season, he was sent to the Los Angeles Lakers as part of a trade that brought center Shaquille O'Neal to Miami.

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