After his freshman year at the University of Rhode Island Lamar was eligible for the 1999 NBA Draft. As a 4th pick Lamar was drafted to the NBA clippers. He wanted to change the way the clippers were viewed and wanted the clippers to be the team that everyone wanted to watch. In 2004 Lamar left LA and went to Miami. After a year in Miami Lamar finally went to a team that he could call his own. In 2004 Lamar went to the Los Angeles Lakers where he became a key player and saw much success.