Lamar Odom inducted into New York City Basketball Hall of Fame


Lamar Odom has been inducted into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame.

The 28th annual NYC Basketball Hall of Fame induction dinner was held at the Bryant Park Grill, Manhattan on October 3.

The 37-year-old Queens native and 6-10 forward, attended Christ the King HS (Queens, NY), transferred to Redemption Christian Academy (Troy, NY), and then St Thomas Aquinas HS (New Britain, CT).

As a high school senior he was named Parade All-American of the Year 1997, a two-time Parade All-American (1996, 1997) and USA Today All-USA first team. He originally committed to UNLV but never played, the school released him at 1997 and he transferred to the Univerity of Rhode Island (1998-1999).

Odom was selected 4th overall pick in the 1999 NBA draft first round by the Los Angeles Clippers (1999-2003). He played for the Miami Heat (2003-2004), Los Angeles Lakers (2004-2011), Dallas Mavericks (2011-2012), Los Angeles Clippers (2012-2013), and Laborai Kutxa Baskonia (2014).

Odom career achievements First team All Altantic 10 (1999), two-time NBA Champion (2009, 2010), NBA Sixth-Man of the Year (2011), NBA All-Rookie First Team (2000), USA Summer Olympics bronze (2004), FIBA World Championship gold (2010).
Currently, news reports say Odom is hopeful for NBA return with the Los Angeles Lakers in some capacity or with the new league the BIG3.

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