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Lamar Odom reveals how he got his pawned championship rings back — “He gave me my sh*t back for nothing”

Thanks to a grand gesture from a fan, Odom got reunited with his championship rings.
Former NBA player and Rhode Island Rams aluminum Lamar Odom

Lamar Odom

After a decorated NBA career that saw him win two titles and a Sixth Man of the Year award, Lamar Odom has experienced a lot of ups and downs in his life. Due to personal tragedies, he needed to pawn off his championship rings back in 2016. However, he recently revealed how he chanced upon the man who had his rings and gave them back to him - for free.

"He was like, 'Yo, I have your rings,'" Odom said on his podcast. "So you know, after getting over that embarrassment, he was like, 'Yo, just come pick them up.' I pulled up on him, and he gave me my sh*t back for nothing."

What happened to the rings

It's unusual for an NBA champion to get rid of his hardware like that. Not only are the rings expensive, they probably hold sentimental value for the owner.

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But for Odom, he had to sell his rings to pay for the massive medical bills he incurred after going into a coma due to a drug overdose in 2015. The rings sold for a total of $114,600 in 2016.

That the former Los Angeles Lakers champion would get it back without having to pay for them is certainly a fortunate turn of events.

Turning things around

Hopefully, the story will serve as a valuable lesson for the 42-year-old to stay even-keeled on his road back from the tragedies he had to endure following his playing career.

The Lakers faithful remember how crucial Odom was to the team during their title runs in the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons.

He was able to turn things around following that fateful trip to the hospital in 2015, and his fans are surely rooting for him to continue on the right track.

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