Odom reportedly returning to basketball in China.
Former NBA star Lamar Odom plans to resume his basketball career in China, after reportedly reaching an agreement with an unnamed team.
Odom, 38, last played in the NBA during the 2012-13 season and has not played basketball at a professional level since a nearly fatal overdose at a Las Vegas brothel in October 2015. Most recently, Odom was linked to a shooting at a Hooters location in Queens, although he has denied any involvement in the incident.
Odom shared the news on his instagram account and thanked former NBA star Stephon Marbury for being his inspiration. Marbury played in the NBA for 13 seasons before heading to the Chinese Basketball Association, where he went on to win multiple titles.
Odom's IG post reads,
"I have some good news to share with you on this beautiful day from The Netherlands. My heart literally warms up now I can finally share with you all that I'm returning to play Basketball. I will be playing in China ! God is good ! Thanks lord for giving me another chance in life and thank you fans for your the love and support during all those hard years. Never give up on yourself and keep believing that only god can create the miracles you're hoping for. Basketball and my children have always been the light in my life and this is where my focus is right now. Thank you @mr2rchiang and @iamzoulfor believing in me and the opportunity to start over again! Thank you@starburymarbury for being my inspiration 🙏🏿🏆❤️ LETS GOO ! #china#basketball#yes"
Odom has not played in the NBA since the 2012-13 season when he was a member of the Los Angeles Clippers. The two-time NBA champion, and Sixth Man of the Year Award winner in 2010-11, averaged 13.3 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game during the course of his career.