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Lamar Odom put former college basketball star on ‘Life Scholarship’

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Lamar Odom put former college basketball star on ‘Life Scholarship’

Lamar Odom put former college basketball star on ‘Life Scholarship’

Found 18 hours ago on NESN.com:
PLAYERS: Lamar Odom, Khloe Kardashian
TEAMS: Los Angeles Clippers

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http://www.yardbarker.com/media/b/9/b9b233e3fd01d68a348ef306ee88aa1543b4...

Lamar Odom is best known as an NBA champion and husband of Khloe Kardashian, but to one professional basketball player in Europe, Odom’s a godsend.

According to TMZ, when Ryan Pearson was 11 years old his family was struggling financially. Pearson’s mother, Leslie, says Odom took him under his wing, seeing the potential in him, and gave him the opportunity to play basketball. Odom paid for all aspects for Pearson to compete on a traveling team, and even paid for him to attend a private school and receive a first-rate education.

Leslie Pearson says that she believes some of the funding for her son’s basketball endeavors came from Odom’s Cathy’s Kids charity, while some came from Odom personally. Odom is among several athletes who have been accused of running sketchy charities or misusing funds, although the Pearsons have a hard time believing that.

“[Odom] paid for everything,” says Leslie Pearson, ” … including team travel, team registration fees, buses, and meals. He also funded entire basketball tournaments around New York.”

Ryan Pearson went on to become an Associated Press All America honorable mention at George Mason University, and currently plays for BC Hoverla in the Ukrainian Super League. To this day Pearson credits his career to Odom.


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If anyone is interested check

If anyone is interested check out the Yardbarker site, they have a lot of inside sports stories. I saw a few more interesting basketball articles, but I didn't want to clog up the main page.

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For a guy that's had his fair

For a guy that's had his fair share of negative publicity, this is a really good thing he's done here.. Well done, Lamar.

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too little too late. People

too little too late. People donate their money to the charity, it isnt the money coming out of his check. OF COURSE there is some money paid out but ALL of the money is supposed to be paid out. Look who the officers of his charity. His lawyer, his agent. He is a crook and he got caught.

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