Is it possible that Lamar’s NBA career is on the verge of being resurrected? A source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that yes, barring any setbacks, Lamar will soon be an LA Clipper once again!
Finally — hope for Lamar Odom. After the pro baller hit rock bottom — in his marriage to Khloe Kardashian and his career — in August because of an alleged drug addiction, it looked like his basketball days were long gone. But that assumption may have been premature. Lamar has been getting himself back on the right track, and now a source tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively that it’s only a matter of time before he inks a deal with his former team, the Los Angeles Clippers. Read on!
Lamar Odom Signing With Los Angeles Clippers
[hl_youtube src=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05ivXx5LC3o&list=PLDovhwKa3P88a7BPDdM25zK-LsA6cKYCp&index=1″ link=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05ivXx5LC3o&list=PLDovhwKa3P88a7BPDdM25zK-LsA6cKYCp&index=1″ text=”Kim And Kanye Mocked On SNL”]
“Lamar Odom will be signing with the Clippers in the next two weeks unless he fails his physical,” the source says. “It is pretty much as much of a lock as possible.”
Wow! So how did Lamar go from skid row to possibly being back in an NBA jersey? It all comes down to the 34-year-old power forward being a good fit for the Clippers, both from an Xs and Os standpoint and in terms of chemistry.
“The Clippers are taking a chance because they need a big man and since Lamar played for them last year, there is a familiarity with the team and they are confident he will be able to help them out,” says the source. That familiarity may be the most important part: “The overall thoughts are that he will not be a cancer to the locker room because he is friendly with most of team from last year.”
Plus, the source points out, the Clippers new coach Doc Rivers is known for being a “no-nonsense” leader who should be able to instill a little discipline in Lamar, or at least be willing to drop him if he gets out of line.
The general assumption is that Lamar will sign a contract for the league minimum, which amounts to about $1.4 million, since Lamar is an NBA veteran of over 10 years.
Lamar Odom & Khloe Kardashian Reconciling?
You’d have to think that if Lamar can get his professional life back on track, it’d work wonders for his relationship with Khloe. After being on the verge of divorce, it actually seems as though Lamar and Khloe have also turned a corner.
The couple have allegedly rededicated themselves to saving their marriage, and on Nov. 8 they went to a marriage counseling session, according to Us Weekly. A source told the mag that the meeting was “very emotional” and that healing is going to be a long process, but at least it’s a step in the right direction.
And with Lamar’s basketball woes about to be solved, a full reunion with Khloe can’t be too far off.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Are you shocked that Lamar is going to play in the NBA again? Let us know!
— Andrew Gruttadaro, Reporting by Russ Weakland