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Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 at 11:30 am  |  25 responses

Lamar Odom to Resume Career in Spain

 

by Marcel Mutoni @ marcel_mutoni

34-year old former NBA star Lamar Odom is taking his talents to Spain.

The Spanish basketball club Baskonia announced Tuesday that they’ve inked Odom to a two-month deal. A spot became available for the free agent forward due to injuries. Baskonia said the short-term deal includes an option to extend the contract until the end of the season.

Per the AP:

Odom, 34 and a two-time NBA champion with the Lakers who has also played for the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat, was expected in the Basque capital of Vitoria this week, and could make his debut on Saturday against Valladolid.

Baskonia was ninth in the 18-team Spanish league and last in its Euroleague group, with a match against fellow Spanish club Barcelona on Thursday.

The 6-foot-10 power forward averaged a career-low 4.1 points and 5.7 rebounds in 88 NBA games last season with the Clippers.

Lamar Odom’s professional and personal life went off the rails last season – he was arrested for drunken driving, divorced from his wife Khloe Kardashian and seemingly couldn’t keep his name out of the tabloids.

The veteran forward is moving on from Hollywood to Vitoria, a medieval city which is said to be about the size of Birmingham, Alabama. We’ll be rooting for you, LO.

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  • the rain

    I’ll believe it when I see it.

  • spit hot fiyah

    i actually like to see a washed up nba player player going to a place were there will be tough competition instead of just collecting checks in china

  • SwissArmyKnife5

    If he plays well, I think he will still end up with the Clippers, heck the Warriors could use him too.

  • JJ Jones

    Sad to see what hes been reduced to hes gone through more shot than any athlete I can remember in recent history

  • LLC#12

    I’m sure he can still contribute on that team, but it’s too little too late to try and turn around their Euroleague season. The level he’ll be playing at is actually quite high, so an NBA return in the future may still be in his mind.

    Baskonia has actually been a revolving door for NBA-level talent for a long time. Andres Nocioni is there now, along with draftees Adam Hanga & Tibor Pleiss, but in the past, Teletovic, Scola, Splitter, Ginobili, Prigioni and Dragic all played there.

  • Mariano

    Ginobili never played there

  • LLC#12

    Ah thanks. That’s what happens when I try to list players off the top of my head!

  • timbo slice

    thats what happens when you let khloe outplay you in the post…….

  • ATL dynamite

    did the kardashian curse just come back again??

  • C.M.G

    Good for him!! hopefully they sell brillo pads over there.

  • bike

    Hopefully, he can turn his life around and reboot while still playing some good ball. Then, maybe in a few years, he can come back and play for the Knicks.

  • eulerFermat

    Seriously, anyone who marries a Kardashian is asking to f**k up their life.

  • brothasdontsurf

    One of the best players to never make an All Star team

  • JJ Jones

    Kardashians ruin lives

  • motherbitch

    personally he should be playing in the Nba along side NBa legends Brian Scalabrine and Luke Walton

  • Tarzan Cooper

    one of the most underrated players ever

  • motherbitch

    nba legend on Mt. Rushmore Fo sho

  • Donna Leonard

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    ☗☗☗ ☗☗䷔☗ ☗☗☗ ☗ᤫ☗☗☗ ☗☗☗The level he’ll be playing at is actually quite high, so an NBA return in the future may still be in his mind.

  • Nostalgia guy

    And still make the USA gold medal olympics team.

  • danpowers

    not so sure if spain was a good idea, that league is too competitive and he might not make it in the acb as a washed up vet. a weaker league like the german bbl or any european (basketball) no name country wouldve probably been a better idea. i wish him all the best tho and would love it to see him back in the nba soon.

  • sjbooher

    Get ‘em, L-Eezy.

  • backboard

    yo, as an online editor and journalist myself i wanna say smthng to the person that posted the article. it is our duty to give the reader all info without them having to look it up. so, if you write “a City which is said to be the size of…” i can only shake my head in disgust. you couldnt spend five seconds to google that city? what kind of journalism is that? if i did that my boss would kick my behind up and down the office.

  • vINSANITY

    Nope, he got the bronze at the 04 olympics and won the world championship in 2010

  • Jay Brodes

    hope this works out but i see this end badly…good luck LO!

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