Baron Davis wants Lamar Odom to play in Drew League
Lamar Odom recently expressed interest in getting his basketball career back on track, and Baron Davis has offered to help by inviting Odom to play with the Drew League this summer.
Davis told TMZ this week that he is planning to reach out to Odom.
“I’m going to reach out to LO to see if he would want to play alongside me on my team since he is wanting to return,” he said.
The Drew League, which gained heightened publicity during the 2011 NBA lockout, is one of the top summer leagues in the country for offseason basketball. Many NBA players and incredibly talented amateurs play in the league, and that way be a great way for Odom to show he can still play.
But can he still play? Odom said earlier this month that the next step on his road to recovery is getting back to playing basketball, though he did not specify if he meant he is eyeing an NBA comeback. It’s not a great sign that there have been rumors Odom is drinking again, though he insists he does not still have a problem.
In addition to almost losing his life to a drug overdose less than six months ago, Odom is 36. He would probably have a hard time making an NBA comeback at his age if he was totally healthy, let alone with some of the things we have heard about him. But if he has any chance at all, the Drew League would be a great place to start.