Former Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom said that he has been gifted his two NBA championship rings back after he sold them for medical expenses.
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Former Sixth Man of the Year Lamar Odom said on his podcast that he ran into a fan at a Lakers game who bought his rings. The fan told Lamar that he should have the rings back, since they were earned while he was in his playing career.
When Odom spoke about the rings he had to sell to pay for medical bills, he mentioned that he was embarrassed. He revealed that he accidentally overdosed and spent time in a coma back in 2015. Luckily, a fan sent him one of his rings back as a token of gratitude.
A fan of Odom gifted him with a suite from the team he was drafted with, Dallas Mavericks. This gesture will likely be cherished for years to come since rings from Odom’s time as a player for Dallas sold for $36,600 and $78,000 respectively in 2016.
Watching the fan not ask for anything in return from former Lakers big man Karl made it really special.
When Odom joined the Lakers, he quickly became an indispensable member of the team. He helped bring them two NBA championships in both 2009 and 2010, when Kobe Bryant was still playing for the Lakers.
Odom played seven years with the Lakers and averaged 13.7 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game while shooting 49.1% from the field and 33% from beyond the arc.
Odom won the Sixth Man of the Year award in his final season with the Lakers. This gave him the opportunity to play for teams like Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Clippers in his following seasons.
When Odom was with the Lakers, he had a major impact on the team. There’s no doubt that he was driving force during the team’s two championship runs. Now that Odom has his championship rings back, maybe it will be time to close the book on what has been an incredibly dark moment in his life and focus on great things to come.