TRAIL GUIDE
Our experts score the debate: How Clinton beat Trump, round-by-round
Topics

Jeff Klein

Odom comes to Clippers with an eventful past but basketball skills far beyond his 19 years

Odom comes to Clippers with an eventful past but basketball skills far beyond his 19 years

 Lamar Odom was found unconscious in a Las Vegas-area brothel on Tuesday and taken to a hospital. Authorities have not provided information on his condition. The following is a 1999 profile by The Times on the eve of Odom signing with the Clippers:

Lamar Odom's mother died when he was 12 of colon cancer and, about the same time, his father temporarily dropped out of his life while dealing, Odom says, with a heroin addiction he has since kicked. Then Odom scored 36 points in the New York City Catholic League championship game as a sophomore and life got...

92°