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Lamar Odom

Odom at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival
Personal information
Born (1979-11-06) November 6, 1979 (age 37)
Queens, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school St. Thomas Aquinas
(New Britain, Connecticut)
College Rhode Island (1998–1999)
NBA draft 1999 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
Playing career 1999–2014
Position Forward
Number 7
Career history
1999–2003 Los Angeles Clippers
2003–2004 Miami Heat
2004–2011 Los Angeles Lakers
2011–2012 Dallas Mavericks
2012–2013 Los Angeles Clippers
2014 Laboral Kutxa Baskonia
Career highlights and awards

2× NBA champion (2009, 2010)
NBA Sixth Man of the Year (2011)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (2000)
First-team All-Atlantic 10 (1999)
Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year (1999)
Parade Player of the Year (1997)
2× Parade All-American (1996, 1997)

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When I had to bury my child, I probably didn't start grieving until a year and a half later.
Lamar Odom
Respect goes a long way when you carry yourself a certain way and show manners when you first meet someone. If you do that, then it's hard for somebody not to like you.
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Negative publicity makes people forget your best times.
I've got a winner mentality, the mentality of a champion.
Most people don't want to get married. Being married, that's a responsibility.
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For years I've been seeing my young brothers wearing Scarface T-shirts, John Gotti T-shirts, Rick James T-shirts. We don't have any icons or idols to look up to, just rappers and professional athletes.
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It's good that I put my personal ego aside. My basketball ego was, 'Why we negotiating?' But my personal ego didn't take it personal. I put my personal ego aside a little bit.
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The Mavericks and I have mutually agreed that it's in the best interest of both parties for me to step away from the team.
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I'm going to say my favorite thing is to eat salads, and I'll be like the altar boy.
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I consider myself a little weak.
The Lakers have been nothing but great to me, and I want to keep the relationship great.
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I think it's easy for people to say, 'Because you do this, you must be this kind of person, vain or uptight or mean to people.' People have a sense of who you may be because of the job you do. That's unfair judgment.
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My mother and grandmother raised me. Queens raised me.
Death always seems to be around me.
We all have regrets, but the thing is to learn from life.
Remember when Jay-Z wore a Che Guevara T-shirt? Nobody knew who Che was. Then Jay-Z wears it, and it's everywhere.
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I was going to fight for what I wanted first, and that was being in L.A. and being a Laker. L.A. was the first place that came to my mind. That's where my heart was at.
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People making it like I sit there and eat a whole plate of candy before I play a basketball game. I don't think anyone could do that.
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My grandmother was always upbeat, a naturally happy person. I think I got that from her.
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I don't want a girlfriend because that means I've got a responsibility. I have a responsibility to call you. I have a responsibility not to be with another woman. I have a responsibility to be there on time when you need me.
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The Lakers are family. My kids don't have to switch schools. Little things like that are important. People don't think about things like that. I feel like something special is going to happen in this town.
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I have candy around my bed. I just kinda like reach over and eat it and then go back to sleep, no problem.
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The young men in the inner city are without guidance, robbing and shooting each other with no remorse… Our system is crazy because we're planning to fail. Everybody needs something to grasp on to.
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Being humbled has been a part of my life for a long time.
Where I'm from, you're a square if you go to church or if you decide to read the Koran or Bible.
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If your dad always has candy, how cool is he? Coolest dude in the world. My kids think I'm cool.
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I don't think nobody's doubting I can play basketball.
Organizations are trying to save extra money. Players are trying to get extra money. That's the way it is.
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