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After hearing the news of Lamar Odom the basketball world has been heartbroken. Players are actively showing love and support to Odom on social media and people from all over the world are pulling for him.
Reports claim that his estranged wife Khloe Kardashian is making all of his medical decisions and sadly he hasn’t been getting any better over the past few days.
It truly hurts to see Odom going out like this.
On today’s edition of Flashback Friday, we take a look back at highlights of Odom’s career. Coming out of New York, Odom was one of the most hyped players of all-time, often being compared to the great Magic Johnson. After being drafted No.4 overall by the Clippers in the 1999 NBA Draft, Odom went onto have a great 13-year career in which he became an Olympian, 2-Time NBA Champion and a Sixth Man of the Year.
Long before today’s era of versatile big men, Odom was one of the first of his kind. He could literally do it all. The lengthy-lefty could handle the rock and run the floor like a point guard, he was a beast on the glass, he could defend your favorite player and he had a great touch, Odom would give anyone buckets.
The 6-foot-10 forward was an amazing teammate and was a huge piece on the Lakers squad which won back-to-back titles in 2009 and 2010. He made big plays, but more importantly he made the right plays.
Odom will go down as one of the most versatile and underrated players in NBA history. In the video above you’ll see some of the best plays of his career, most of them coming in a Lakers uniform.
He had some amazing performances in his prime, most of them came very quietly. Odom could fill the stat sheet like very have been able to in NBA history. Check out some of our favorite LO games below.