Lamar Odom has made numerous mistakes in his life, and that includes the one night he blew a couple year's of salary for most people in just one night.
Odom was a guest on “In Depth with Graham Bensinger” and talked about one of his worst financial decisions. Odom, who played 14 seasons in the NBA, recalled a night when he blew $120,000 at a club.
“I was in a club in Miami with my late great friend, Rasual Butler,” Odom told Bensinger. “It was Rasual’s birthday. When we go out, we like to drink, and we drank Moet Rose. And then we see this football player right in front of us. He and his guy are drinking Ace of Spades. He said to me, ‘L.O., step your game up.’ So I told the waiter that I need a hundred bottles of Moet Rose.
“I said I want them to bring ten now, and then give ten to these Puerto Rican kids. So now, I am going to assassinate the whole look that he got going on. I got the kids sitting right next to him, buying ten bottles of Moet Rose that I am about to drink with them. So that’s 20. I had this whole, little dark VIP section, and that was like 70 bottles. When I got to the 80th bottle, I told them to hand this out in the crowd and then bring the last 20 right back here.
“That is probably my worst. It probably cost like $120,000. I did it for pride — foolish pride.”
If it makes you feel any better, Lamar, everyone’s had one night like that. You get a little carried away, maybe try to show off a little, and then you really feel it the next day when you wake up, check your bank account, and realize what you did. That’s how people learn.
As embarrassing as this story is, Odom has so much company when it comes to athletes wasting money.
The video clip is below:
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