The Best Sixth Man in The NBA: Lamar Odom

May 22nd, 2010 by Hayden Kim Leave a reply »
Does Lamar Odom have the best job in the world?

Is he the key to this unique Laker team?

Yes is the obvious answer to both these questions.

Lamar Odom was born into a rough life on the streets of Queen's, New York. As a kid he grew up barely knowing his parents. His father was a heroin addict and his mother sadly died of colon cancer when he was 12-years old. He grew up knowing his grandmother Mildred and playing basketball.

Most 12-year old's would have probably got into trouble to try and cope for their losses but Lamar had a way out. Luckily Lamar was blessed with a strong healthy body standing at 6'10" and flying across the court like an eagle. His love for the game and his God-given ability allowed him to grow up and get out of the tough life he once lived.

Imagine yourself living in a life of luxury and fame when your old home town was filled with gangs and criminals and a dead end lifestyle. Lamar Odom is one of the hand-full of players that come from this exact back ground. At one point he was probably living in a one bedroom apartment with a low income and now he is living in Beverley Hill's in a 10 bedroom house ...

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