Ex-NBA star Lamar Odom to suit up for Philippines’ Mighty Sports in Dubai tilt
Two-time NBA champion Lamar Odom is making a basketball comeback next year.
The former Los Angeles Lakers star will be teaming up with Justin Brownlee as reinforcements for the Philippines’ Mighty Sports in the Dubai International Basketball Tournament two months from now.
Odom, the 2011 Sixth Man of the Year in the NBA, vowed that he’s going be in full force for the Filipinos in the annual tournament as he tries to finally put his dark past behind.
“To me this is a great warming up for the @thebig3 !! It’s been a minute since I’ve professionally competed and I hope to be as explosive as I used to be!” said Odom, one of the most versatile players during his prime, in an Instagram post.
“I was hoping to be ready for the Chinese CBA earlier this year but I didn’t feel that I was physically were I wanted to be. ( yet) I needed more time to recover from my multiple strokes and hearts attacks. Im not giving up and going in full force.”
The 39-year-old forward had this best years with the Lakers where he won back-to-back titles in 2009 and 2010 but hasn’t played since 2014 when he suited up in the Euroleague.
Mighty Sports, meanwhile, will be competing in the Middle East event for the second time.
“We hope to add star power to the team because we have lots of fans in Dubai,” said
Mighty Sports team owner Caesar Wongchuking.
Odom is scheduled to arrive in January.
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