Three years ago Lamar Odom was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel, now he’s ready for an unforgettable basketball comeback.
Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, the former Los Angeles Laker star announced he’ll be playing for the Philippines in the upcoming Dubai International Basketball Championship in February.
“To me this is a great warming up for the @TheBig3!” Odom added. “It’s been a minute since I’ve professionally competed and I hope to be as explosive as I used to be!” The Big 3 is a professional three-on-three basketball league.
Odom said he wanted to participate in the Chinese CBA earlier this year, but his health – following 12 strokes and six heart attacks – wasn’t up to par.
“I’m not giving up and going in full force!! Patience and moving forward is key,” Odom added.
Odom, who overdosed on drugs at Nevada’s Love Ranch in 2015 and later went to rehab, has been on a basketball comeback this year. He’s constantly posting inspirational quotes and videos of his workouts – perhaps positioning him for major opportunities to come.
The father of two captioned his latest workout snap, “There is no decision that we can make that doesn’t come with some sort of balance and sacrifice.”
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