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Old 03-19-2009, 08:07 PM   #1
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Default Article: SI - Another Sunny Day In Lamar's L.a.

Kobe 24 posted this in the main forum thought i'd move it here for those of you who don't venture out of the

Kobe may be the star of the show, but the beating heart of the Lakers is the ebullient Lamar Odom, who has overcome turmoil and tragedy to salvage his reputation and find a basketball home

THE HAPPIEST Laker is the one whose father was addicted to heroin, whose mother died of colon cancer when he was 12, who attended three high schools, had his first college scholarship revoked before the fall semester of his freshman year, became a subject of three college investigations, declared for the NBA draft, tried unsuccessfully to pull out of the draft, was picked by arguably the worst franchise in sports, violated the league's antidrug policy twice within eight months and after finally getting his life together, went home to New York City for an aunt's funeral and wound up burying his 6-month-old son, then getting robbed at gunpoint.

"That's my book," says Lamar Odom. "That's my movie. It's a big bowl of gumbo."

As he ponders working titles for his life story—"This is L.A., so you never know," he says—he is wearing a white sweat suit and driving a white Mercedes down Interstate 405 to an autograph signing in Orange County, one hand on the steering wheel and another deep inside a bag of potato chips. Every few minutes, he turns and glances at the backseat, where his 10-year-old daughter, Destiny, and 7-year-old son, Lamar Jr., are occupied with their own snacks.

"My grandmother was always upbeat, a naturally happy person," he says, chomping on the chips. "I think I got that from her." His grandmother was Mildred Mercer, who raised him when his parents were gone. She died on June 28, 2003, three years to the day before his baby boy.

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Old 03-19-2009, 10:01 PM   #2
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Default Re: Article:Another Sunny Day In Lamar's L.a.

Sweet piece, thanks Kobe24 and GTS, I really enjoyed it.

Get the feeling Lo would be a fun guy to hand out with? I do.

Stay off the chips Lo.
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:31 PM   #3
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Default Re: Article:Another Sunny Day In Lamar's L.a.

I read this in Sports Illustrated Magazine, really good read and interesting story. Kinda nice to know that no matter what happens to you, there is a way to stay positive and get through it.
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Old 03-28-2009, 01:38 AM   #4
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I read that article. GREAT story on LO.

Love that guy!
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Old 03-28-2009, 03:15 AM   #5
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My boy... The goods..

This is why I prolly support lamar so much...

The guy is ultra smooth on and off the court..

Gota love it.
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