Lamar Odom plans to continue playing professional basketball
Lamar Odom was hoping to make a name for himself once again when he signed a contract to play with the BIG3, but his tenure in the league was a very brief one. Some have wondered if that will mark the end of competitive basketball for the 39-year-old, but he insists that is not the case.
In a recent interview with TMZ, Odom called his deactivation from the BIG3 “just another setback.” He said he plans to pursue other opportunities to play professionally, perhaps overseas again.
“I’m gonna play professional basketball again, maybe in the Philippines or something like that,” Odom said. “That’s just another setback.”
Odom played in the Philippines prior to returning to the U.S. to sign with the BIG3, so he should be able to go back if he so chooses. He also recently announced that he has partnered with a company called MicDrop to work as a motivational speaker, and he says getting bounced from the BIG3 opened up that opportunity.
While he was clearly unhappy with the way Ice Cube’s league dropped him, Odom has tried to maintain a positive attitude. His game is obviously not going to return to anywhere near where it was before his drug overdose, but that does not seem to have discouraged him.