A basketball comeback would have been so inspiring.
Apparently, Lamar Odom was attempting a comeback to professional basketball in the weeks before he suffered the drug overdose that put his life in jeopardy on Tuesday in Nevada.
Odom, 35, played more than a decade in the NBA, for teams like the Dallas Mavericks (pictured above), the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers, and he experienced a great deal of success during his time in the league.
Now, a source has come forward revealing that Odom was seriously training at the sport right up until a couple weeks ago at an athletic center in a suburb of Las Vegas. The source said:
“He seemed pretty serious about training to get a pro tryout. He had trainers with him and was working on his shot. He also was working on his cardio on the Stairmaster. He looked good.”
Very inneresting — we’ve previously reported that ex-teammates believed basketball to be Lamar’s version of therapy, so being near the game would seem to have a positive impact on his mental and physical health.
NBA teams are currently in the middle of their preseason schedule, too; had things gone right for Lamar, he could’ve caught on with a team this month before the season begins in about two weeks.
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