Lamar Odom Unconscious: A Timeline of His Tragic Life
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Lamar Odom

Lamar Odom Unconscious: A Timeline of His Tragic Life


The discovery of Lamar Odom unconscious at a Nevada brothel yesterday (October 13) is just the latest in a long line of tragedy and drama in the basketball star’s life. Here’s a timeline of the rest of his troubles:


  • 1991 or 1992: Lamar’s mother, Cathy Mercer, dies of colon cancer.

  • July 1997: Lamar is released from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas amid accusations of an inflated ACT score.

  • August 13, 1997: Lamar is cited for soliciting prostitution in Las Vegas.

  • November 5, 2001: Lamar, playing for the Los Angeles Clippers, is suspended from the NBA for violating its anti-drug policy a second time.

  • June 29, 2006: Jayden, Lamar’s 6-month-old son and third child with then-girlfriend Liza Morales, dies of sudden infant death syndrome.

  • July 2011: Lamar’s close cousin dies at 24 in what Lamar calls a murder. A day after the funeral, an SUV Lamar is riding in strikes a 15-year-old pedestrian, who dies the following day.

  • April 9, 2012: Lamar leaves the Dallas Mavericks after a clash with Mavs owner Mark Cuban two days prior.

  • July 2013: Lamar Odom becomes a free agent, with the L.A. Clippers reportedly hesistant to re-sign him because of his drug use.

  • August 30, 2013: Lamar is arrested for driving under the influence.

  • November 22, 2013: A video in which Lamar raps about cheating on Khloe hits the web.

  • December 9, 2013: Lamar pleads no contest to the DUI charge and is sentenced to three years of probation and three months of alcohol abuse treatment.

  • December 13, 2013: Khloe Kardashian files for divorce from Lamar and asks for legal restoration of her last name.

  • June 14, 2015: Lamar’s best friend, Jamie Sangouthai, dies of an overdose.

  • July 2015: Lamar and Khloe finalize divorce.

  • August 12, 2015: Lamar reportedly ambushes Khloe outside a Beverly Hills SoulCycle.

  • August 19, 2015: Lamar gives an incoherent interview in which he says that Khloe is his soulmate.

  • October 13, 2015: Lamar is found unconscious at the Love Ranch South brothel in Crystal, Nevada.


Check out more of Wetpaint’s coverage of the Lamar Odom news:

18 Things to Know About Lamar Odom’s Condition

Inside the Brothel Where Lamar Odom Was Found Unconscious

Are The Kardashians Really Filming This Incident for KUWTK?

Reality Stars, Athletes & More Send Lamar Odom Well Wishes

Report: Lamar Odom Bender Spurred by Mystery Caller?

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