Former Los Angeles Laker and NBA champion Lamar Odom may be lacing them up again soon in the Big3 League.
Big3 founder Ice Cube hasn’t been shy about recruiting retired NBA stars to play in his League. Big names like Chauncey Billups, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson and Allen Iverson are just some of the talent that the Big3 has acquired in its first season as a league.
Lamar Odom recently received an invitation from Cube that he just might have agreed to. In an interview with Michael Rapaport Sunday at the Big3’s Staples Center event, Odom appeared to have accepted Cube’s invitation.
.@RealLamarOdom eyeing a comeback.
— FS1 (@FS1) August 14, 2017
Laker fans love L.O. and revel in the chance to see him up and well. Odom has a very public, troubled history that began after his time playing for L.A. The 37-year-old two-time champion and former sixth man of the year, has had a long and treacherous battle with alcohol and drug abuse that almost left him dead just a few years ago.
Now Odom is sober and healthy and making his way back into public view. The next step for him may be getting back on the court with the Big3. Odom has expressed interest in joining Luke Walton’s coaching staff but Walton’s main priority has been Odom’s health.
On the one hand, coaching would keep Odom busy with positive work to further his post-NBA career but on the other hand, the stress and pressures of the work could potentially be a trigger. Whether or not Odom gets a chance to help Walton is still very much up in the air. But if he joins the Big3 next season and is able to handle it, that may help his case to rejoin the Lakers in a coaching role.