Lakers star Lamar Odom took wife Khloe Kardashian back to his hometown of Queens, New York Friday, to show his lady where he grew up (and got his skills).
Odom joined a pick-up game on one of the courts where he used to play as a kid. The pro-baller once told Playboy of his upbringing in the city: "When you’re from Queens you learn a lot from the streets and the people in front of you. That’s part of a New Yorker’s upbringing…I learned from the dudes who were playing basketball and then the dudes who were serving [drugs]. It was a mixture of things you absorbed. I learned from my environment."
In fact, Odom played on a traveling team in Queens with fellow Laker Ron Artest (aka, Metta World Peace).