#ThrowBackThursday When Lamar Odom won his first NBA Championship

Before his several ordeal with drug abuse and other troubles, Lamar Odom was a bonafide sportsman in the NBA

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  play Lamar Odom holding the 2009 NBA Championship trophy (US Weekly)
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As I write this, former LA Lakers star, Lamar Odom is lying in critical conditions in a hospital after he was found unconscious in a brothel near Las Vegas.

Before his several ordeal with drug abuse and other troubles, Lamar Odom was a bonafide sportsman in the NBA.

Read: LA Lakers not aware of condition of former player

Like controversial British media personality, Piers Morgan put it, ‘Lamar was a focused, intense, combative and brilliant’ basketballer for the LA Lakers where he won back to back NBA Championship.

  play LA Lakers players celebrate the 2009 NBA Championship (EPA via Daily Mail)

 

The first NBA Championship was won in 2009 after best-of-seven playoff was contested between the Los Angeles Lakers, champions of the Western Conference and defending Western Conference champions, and the Orlando Magic, champions of the Eastern Conference.

Read: The Kardashians blamed for Lamar Odom's troubles

The Lakers defeated the Magic, four games to one, to win the franchise's 15th NBA championship.

Odom spent seven seasons with the Lakers before he was traded to Dallas.

Watch Lamar and his teammates celebrate the 2009 NBA Championship:

Lamar Odom, Kobe Bryant, other players celebrate winning the  the 2009 NBA Championship

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