You’d think that just because he’s on a reality series, Lamar Odom is automatically an open book. Not so! We did a little digging beyond the court and found out a few things you may not know about “Lam Lam”:
1. He loves to sing! No, seriously. Lamar even owns his own record label called Rich Soil Entertainment.
2. He briefly flexed his acting music when he appeared in Entourage in 2005 — he played himself.
3. He also made a cameo appearance in the 2008 music video for “We Made It” by Busta Rhymes and Linkin Park.
4. He’s a man with a cause! Lamar has his own charitable foundation, Cathy's Kids, which he established in honor of his late mother Cathy Mercer, who died when Lamar was only 12. The foundation offers kids opportunities they may not get elsewhere.
5. He was born in Queens, New York. Represent!
6. In 1997, during his senior year in high school, he was named Parade magazine’s Player of the Year.
7. He loves candy! Lamar’s favorites include mini candy bars and Gummy Bears. He often wakes up in the middle of the night just to snack on sweets. He’s also been known to send his personal assistant on grocery store trips for the sole purpose of stocking up on more candy.
8. He has a line of apparel called Rich Soil.
9. His best friend outside of the NBA is NFL cornerback Will Poole.
10. Here are a few of Lamar’s favorite things: He loves the movie Goodfellas, the TV show Martin, and the book Malcolm X by Alex Haley.