Former Laker Lamar Odom was selected NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2011. Odom has had a long and successful career, and it appears that he isn’t done yet. With his latest project “Lamar Odom’s Metaverse,” he just revealed that he will be stepping into the field of NFTs. We had the opportunity to talk with Odom about his intriguing new endeavour.
What is the Metaverse of Lamar Odom?
On OpenSea, Lamar Odom’s Metaverse is a collection of 7,777 NFTs. Exclusive pre-sale access to Lamar Odom’s NFT releases and other partner releases, digital and physical collectibles from Lamar’s original collection, free NBA tickets, opportunities to meet with players, and access to members-only events are just a few of the benefits available to Metaverse members.
The “MVP” rank is awarded to those who invite 40 people to Lamar Odom’s Metaverse. MVPs can brag about their achievement in the project’s Discord, and the first 35 persons to do so will earn a free NFT. The project’s goal is to give back to the community by airdropping free NFTs to early adopters. In honour of Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odom’s Metaverse donates charity donations to the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation.
There is currently no restriction on how many Lamar Odom NFTs you can purchase, though this may change in the future.
Interview with Lamar Odom
What drew you to NFTs in the first place?
I was surprised at how these moments are saved and turned into something that people can collect when I saw the NBA Top Shots NFTs. I began researching NFTs and the metaverse concept because I wanted to develop something similar. That’s why I created Lamar Odom’s Metaverse in the first place.
What was it about the Ethereum blockchain that drew you in?
Right present, Ethereum is perhaps the most popular blockchain. I also intend to create a social area for sports lovers on platforms such as Decentraland and Sandbox.
What kind of activities will individuals be able to do in your metaverse?
I want to create a long-term community that is welcoming to everyone, not just sports fans. Holders of My NFTs have unlimited access to events held in the social spaces. Virtual events such as basketball games, shows, and concerts will be held. Digital and tangible artefacts from Lamar’s original collection, as well as some of the world’s most well-known IPs, will be available.
Could you elaborate on the project’s altruistic aspect? What prompted you to donate your NFT sales to the Mamba & Mambacita Foundation?
To me, Kobe was everything. On and off the court, he taught me great things, and he is a continuous reminder to me to keep going every day. Every day, I think about him.
By donating a portion of the proceeds from this initiative to Kobe’s foundation, I hope to honour him and continue what he was doing in aiding neglected players and making an impact. I believe this is something that everyone would like to see.
Why is it so important for athletes to adopt NFTs?
Well, I believe it is critical if you have a storey to tell and want to make a significant influence on your project. Anyone can make an NFT, but it’s the value and meaning behind it that counts.
Anime appears to have influenced your NFTs. Are you a fan of anime? If so, which anime is your favourite and why?
I had no idea it resembled anime, but I suppose that’s a compliment? I’m aware that there is a wealth of interesting anime available, but I’ve never had the opportunity to view it. Do you have any recommendations? Perhaps I’ll have a look at them and include them into my next drop.
Can you tell us more about the characteristics of your NFTs and their rarity?
So my team and I brainstormed all of the concepts and characteristics for the LM collection, which is the first drop. With a cartoon-like collection, we want to make something fun. A total of 7,777 LM NFTs are available, with 7 of them bearing my signature. I didn’t choose which one to sign; they’ll be chosen at random during the initial sale.
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