Lamar Odom is one of the most well-known basketball players in the NBA, and he has recently become even more well-known thanks to his connection to Khloe Kardashian. The 36-year-old former NBA star may have been around the block a few times, but he’s still going strong. However, despite the fact that Odom has spent a considerable amount of time in the spotlight and under the scrutiny of the public eye, there are still some things that many people don’t know. With that in mind, here we present our list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about Lamar Odom. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!
Number Fifteen: He Has a Long History Battling Drugs. Odom was suspended from the Los Angeles Clippers twice in eight months during his first season there because of drug-related problems. He had failed to stick to the NBA’s drug policy, and he admitted that he was smoking marijuana at the time.
Number Fourteen: He Was Involved in a Very Serious Car Accident. While in New York in 2011, Odom was in an SUV that hit a motorcycle, and the motorcycle spun out of control and into a teenage boy. The boy, who was just 15 years old at the time, died the next day.
Number Thirteen: He Went to Rehab. Odom checked himself into rehab four days after he was arrested in 2013. He reportedly checked himself in for both alcohol and other drug abuse, and he did so in an effort to get rid of his addictions.
Number Twelve: He Has a DUI. But first, he went missing! One month before he went to rehab, Odom went missing for three days, and he was subsequently arrested for a DUI. He served three years of probation as a result.
Number Eleven: He Buried a Son. Odom and ex-girlfriend Liza Morales have two children together, but they had another son named Jayden who died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS. Odom and Morales had to bury their son.
Number Ten: He Is in a Video With Busta Rhymes. It’s no secret that many athletes appear in music videos, and Odom was in Busta Rhymes‘ and Linkin Park’s music video for “We Made It.”
Number Nine: He Stalked His Wife. Though Khloe Kardashian was the one who filed for divorce from Odom, he actually stalked her because he didn’t want to go through with the divorce. She ended up canceling the divorce. Stay tuned for part two of our list of 15 things you didn’t know about Lamar Odom, coming soon!