As he slowly makes his way back to the NBA, Lamar Odom has signed on to become a member of Laboral Kutxa in Spain.
The former star Lakers forward, who signed a two-month contract, is filling a roster spot that became open due to injury. Odom will likely use the time with Laboral Kutxa as a way to prepare himself for a possible return to the NBA for the playoffs.
Odom has been out of basketball since finishing a stint with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2012-13. He was close to a return with the Clippers earlier this season, however things didn’t work out. Odom’s personal life has become tabloid fodder since rumors of infidelity and drug use have rocked his now-kaput marriage to reality star Khloe Kardashian.
I am rooting for Lamar Odom. It is obvious that he has had many personal issues to deal with from the deaths of family members to his relationship with his addict father. And to see him going through what appears to be his own battle with addiction is hard to watch. For the sake of his health, his children, and his passion for basketball, I’m hoping his time in Spain does him well.