Apr 30, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers Lamar Odom grabs a rebound in front of Memphis Grizzlies power forward Darrell Arthur (00) during 1st half action in game five of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Lamar Odom to ‘Revive’ Career in Spain


The pipe dream that was Lamar Odom re-signing with the Clippers, regaining his confidence and being the player he was three years ago has finally come to an end. According to multiple reports, the swiss army knife is taking his talents overseas:

Odom’s life has been a tailspin since the “trade heard round the world” was rescinded by David Stern. He’s struggled on the court, and his life has been a living hell off of it, dealing with marital issues, drug addiction, rehab, traffic accidents, etc. It’s the worst possible scenario one envisions, but doesn’t think can come true.

If Odom is serious about wanting to returning to the NBA, this a great step in the right direction. It’ll allow him to refine his best skills, get back in shape, something that has been a huge problem since 2011, and get his legs back under him. Even if this doesn’t result in an immediate return to the NBA, this is a good spot for Odom to test his love for the game, something that waned while in Dallas. An unfamiliar setting, one that is in another country, will test Odom like nothing else can. If he’s truly ready to comeback, he’ll know by the time his tenure is up in Spain.

The team he’ll be heading to, Lobaral Kutxa Vitoria whom is apart of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, is currently 7-9 on the season. Odom will be playing alongside former Chicago Bulls forward Andres Nocioni. Goran Dragic, Luis Scola and Tiago Splitter once played for Vitoria.

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