The longer Lamar avoids checking into an alcohol and drug rehabilitation center, the slimmer his chances are of playing basketball again with the NBA. So if he’s not with the NBA, where would the athlete most likely play? Read on for all of HollywoodLife.com’s EXCLUSIVE details.
The Lakers reported that if Lamar Odom, 33, entered a rehab center and got clean, they would have an open spot for him on the team. Now it seems more likely that the basketball star will head to the Far East to play ball — but what about his marriage to Khloe Kardashian, 29?
Does Lamar Odom Hope To Play Basketball In China?
The chances of Lamar playing for the NBA are slim due to all the drama in his life, specifically his alleged ongoing drug use and allegations that he used drugs prior to a game.
“He (Lamar) is not going to play in the NBA again, for the signs and reasons for that have been addressed, but he is still a name and with his celebrity, he has put out feelers to possibly play in China as some other NBA stars have done in the past,” an insider tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Even if China offered Lamar a spot, would he take it?
Lamar Odom ‘Delusional’ To Think He’d Ever Play In NBA Again
“He is basically using [China] as a tool to show that people still want his basketball services,” the source explains. “Lamar is delusional and really thinks he will play in the NBA again, and if there are offers on the table, then he believes he will get more, especially in the NBA. Plus he is so obsessed with being in LA that he will not want to leave LA and the U.S. to be away for a long time and would ultimately not go to China unless he was desperate.”
When the insider was asked what would make Lamar desperate, he told us, “No more money, no more marriage.”
Yikes! Going to China would be a huge decision — and that would also include leaving Khloe behind — or moving her with him if they can work through their enormous marriage problems.
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–Reporting by Russ Weakland, Written by Sandra Clark
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