Lamar Odom gave up professional basketball in 2014 and since then, life hasn’t been kind so him. He has had some pretty rough few years including a near-death experience in 2015, when he was found at a Nevada brothel.
Fortunately, he has recovered well enough from that incident to decide to return to the basketball once again, announcing that he is coming out of retirement.
The 38-year old New York native is set to play in China, with Stephon Marbury’s lauded overseas career serving as his inspiration.
In a previous Instagram post, Odom announced that he was making a big change to his locale by accepting a new management deal with the 90 Plus Group that would relocate him to Shenzhen, China. The since deleted post read in part,
“It’s a huge step for me and I feel so happy to be writing new episodes of my life in another country that’s so HUGE in basketball.”
While a return to the NBA is probably not a possibility, the fact that Odom is healthy enough to play and his decision to return on the right track are wonderful news.