It was first reported in November that after attending a BIG3 game in LA, former Lakers great and Queens legend Lamar Odom was inspired to join Ice Cube’s 3-on-3 pro league for its upcoming third season.
With the season looming closer, Odom has announced on IG that he will be playing in the Dubai International Basketball Championship on Feb. 1 as a warm up for the BIG3 season. Odom’s international return to the hardwood will be his first pro season since he retired from the Los Angeles Clippers in 2013.
Lamar Odom is returning to pro basketball 👀
Odom, 38, played 14 years in the NBA, winning back-to-back NBA Championships playing alongside Kobe Bryant in the 2009 and 2010 seasons. His marriage to Khloe Kardashian and his struggles with mental health and substance abuse have been well documented and he seems to be in a healthy space in life right now.
Lamar Odom opens up in an exclusive interview about his sobriety, addiction, the Kardashians and how he’s rebuilding his life. Has he spoken with Rob Kardashian? Would he take Khloe back? Would he ever do reality TV again? Find out what he only tells Wendy.
Basketball will probably be his best therapy and the key to his sobriety. Everything seemed to go downhill when he left the game.
Odom’s return to the court at a pro level is what BIG3 basketball is all about. When Ice Cube conceived his plan for the league, he envisioned former champions and All-Stars — short of 40 years of age with a name that still buzzes and some gas left in the tank — making it a major sports attraction.
Lamar Odom says what you’ve heard is true … he’s coming for a BIG3 championship … but if you think he’s going to be doing it alongside his old Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant, YOU’RE WRONG.
Odom’s been working out and getting in shape in preparation for the BIG3 combine in the spring of 2019. He’s ready to attack the next phase of his roller coaster life with a steady dribble towards serenity and success.