Lamar Odom hints he wants to make NBA comeback
Lamar Odom was in attendance Wednesday night to watch the final game of Kobe Bryant’s NBA career. At the conclusion of the evening, Odom hinted that he is hoping his own basketball career is not yet over.
Odom spoke with ET on the floor at the Staples Center and was asked how he has been feeling. He said he has “never been better” and that the next step for him is to get back to playing.
“(I want to) get back on the court,” he said. “I still got it. I can (still play).”
Odom also addressed Khloe Kardashian’s recent comments about moving forward with the divorce.
“We did talk, you know, everything is [up for] discussion,” he said. “We talk about anything. We’ve been through a lot. It won’t ever stop.”
The chances of Odom returning to the NBA are incredibly slim. In addition to being less than six months removed from nearly dying of a drug overdose, there have been rumors that Odom is drinking again and his friends are said to be concerned. Odom said it can be “tough” listening to all the gossip reports.
“I mean, it gets tough, especially if so much gets speculated,” he explained when asked about photos that showed him out at a bar. “Only a few people know the truth, and I just keep that close to my heart.”
When you read about some of the health issues Odom is still having, it’s hard to imagine basketball is an option at this point. Perhaps he could sign with a team in Europe if his skills are still intact, but even that seems like a stretch.
You can watch Odom’s interview with ET below: