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Lamar Odom Basketball Trivia Questions With Answers

Trivia questions with answers about Lamar Odom.


Lamar Odom Basketball Trivia Questions With Answers
Who is Lamar Odom?
A: An American professional basketball player who has retired.

Where was Odom born?
A: He was born in South Jamaica, Queens, New York City.

Who were his parents?
A: Joe Odom and Cathy Mercer,

His father was a what?
A: Drug addict.

Odom's mother died of colon cancer when he was how old?
A: Twelve.

On her deathbed, what did Odom's mom tell him?
A: Be nice to everybody.

After his mom’s death, who raised him?
A: His maternal grandmother, Mildred Mercer.

During his first three years of high school, Lamar played for whom?
A: Christ The King Regional High School in Middle Village, Queens.

Why did Lamar leave school at the start of his senior year?
A: Due to poor grades.

First he transferred to Redemption Christian Academy in Troy, New York and then to where?
A: The now-defunct St. Thomas Aquinas High School in New Britain, Connecticut.

While at Redemption, was coached by what coach?
A: Jerry DeGregorio.

As a senior, Odom was recognized nationally as what?
A: The Parade Player of the Year in 1997.

He also was named to the “what” for the second consecutive year?
A: Parade All-American First Team.

During his youth, Odom was teamed with what future NBA players on the same AAU team?
A: Elton Brand and Ron Artest.

Lamar also played with what future Lakers teammate at Adidas ABCD camps?
A: Kobe Bryant.

Adidas executive Sonny Vaccaro said what at the time about Odom?
A: That he possessed a "$2 million smile".

Lamar contemplated entering the NBA directly out of high school, and consulted with whom about the move?
A: Bryant, who had made the jump a year earlier.

What did he decide?
A: That he was not ready.

What university did he decide to attend?
A: The University of Nevada at Las Vegas.

After a Sports Illustrated report questioned his unexpectedly high score of 22 out of 36 in the ACT, what did the school do?
A: It released him in July 1997.

That same summer, he received a citation for doing what?
A: Soliciting prostitution.

An NCAA inquiry found Odom received payments amounting to $5,600 from what booster?
A: David Chapman.
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