NBA News: Lamar Odom Back In The U.S. After Two Games With...

NBA News: Lamar Odom Back In The U.S. After Two Games With Spanish Team


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Former Laker Lamar Odom recently signed a contract with the Spanish team Laboral Kutxa Baskonia after his pursuit to revitalize his NBA career proved unsuccessful.  With some advice from former teammate Pau Gasol, Odom chose the same team that has sent Goran Dragic, Luis Scola, Tiago Splitter and Jose Calderon to the NBA.

In his first game with Baskonia, Odom was unimpressive, playing only six minutes and totaling only two rebounds and three fouls. The 34-year-old then sat out the entire second half due body aches and pains from his long travels.

Unfortunately, these aches and pains did not subside after his first game. According to Marc Stein of ESPN, they continued to be problematic for Odom:

Odom is expected to miss at least a month because of the persistent back issue, which prompted his new Spanish team to allow Odom to return to the United States this week for further evaluation and treatment.

The power forward is only under a two-month contract with Baskonia, which leaves some uncertainty regarding his future in the Spanish league. Odom, however, does have the option to extend his contract through the remainder of the Spanish season.

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Many NBA players  go abroad with the intentions of snagging an opportunity to return to the NBA, but Odom’s original plan was to play in Europe for the rest of the 2013-2014 season. Only time will tell if his recent return to the U.S. may steer him in another direction.
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  • sadbutfunny

    Those aches and pains are from his system wanting more crack rock.

    • Michael Babineau

      haha I know, he’s obviously going through withdrawls.

  • J24

    Damn Lakers dodged a bullet, than again how worse would the team have been with him on it =/ lol

    • Ralph Rivera

      Thanks to jim for that kobe n lakers were his driving force in his life…. it set him straight but when jim dealt him to mavs behind kobe back through a fatal blow to his already metal unstable world

  • Marty Susman

    He is done, hang it up, get your money & find a job.

  • iSeeYou13

    No one from the last championship is having an impact on any team.. I think maybe Ariza from the year before is the only guy really playing.. We’ll see how long it takes Bynum to get hurt with the Pacers..

    • “Not So Fast…”

      Don’t speak or post contradiction that argues or opposes your own comments. Derrick Fisher was traded to Houston b4 he opted for OKC. And he is doing gr8 off-the-bench w/ this elite squad of contenders who are on their way to clinching a spot in the play-offs!