Lamar Odom Pawned His Championship Rings
The 42-year-old pawned his rings back in 2016 after his relapse and a near-fatal overdose at the Love Ranch brothel. He needed money to pay his medical bills. They were eventually sold at an auction in 2020. In the premiere episode of his podcast “On The LO” he shared the heartfelt story behind the return of the 2009 and 2010 championship rings.
In the past, Odom has detailed a lot of tragedy during this time in his life. He was alone and unfortunately needed the money. “I look at my account it says double zero”
Lamar Odom Was In A Dark Time
The former professional ball player noted that he was probably at his lowest in life at that point and was forced to pawn off whatever he had of value that included the rings. He wasn’t able to go back and get them in enough time and they were eventually sold at an auction.
The man who bought the rings at the auction paid $36,600 for one and $78,000 for another. The rings are extremely valuable in money but to Odom, they mean more than money, and admits ever since he let them go, he has felt immense regret.
The rings hold sentimental value for Odom who won them while playing on the Lakers side by side with the late, great Kobe Bryant.
Odom himself has dealt with drug addiction on and off and some of his battles were caught on his reality show Khloe & Lamar while he was married to Khloe Kardashian. While she did a great job of shielding his addiction from the cameras it was eventually exposed and Odom spiraled.
Lamar Odom Is Happy To Have The Rings Back
Now that he is in a better place, Odom has shared that a true fan has gifted him both his rings back free of charge. The fan, who, according to TMZ regularly attends Lakers game saw it as an honor to gift the rings back to Odom.
He believes that Odom should always have the rings because he is the one who earned them. he maintains that no negotiation was necessary. “I pulled up on him and he gave me my s**t back, free of charge,” says Odom to his co-host. Maybe Odom can think of this as a trusted fan keeping his rings safe for him