Lamar has been trying to keep hope and his health alive for a possible NBA return, but he’s starting to realize that he might never play professional basketball again, a source close to him tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Lamar Odom is coming to terms with the daunting reality that any chances he had of returning to the NBA to professionally compete are “finished,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Lamar Odom NBA Rumors — Why He Thinks His Career Is ‘Finished’
The 34-year-old unemployed baller is still out there training, shooting hoops and working out around the clock as if it were the off-season. And while that’s an admirable thing to do, we’re told the one-time Sixth Man of the Year knows in his heart that his professional basketball career is already over.
“In the back of his mind, way back there, he knows his NBA career is finished,” a source close to Khloe Kardashian‘s ex reveals to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “But because he’s determined and hoping for a miracle, he’s staying healthy.”
“He knows the nature of the game,” the source adds. “Players are coming into the league at 18, 19 years old and are beasts on the court. He’s a veteran but he fu**ed up big time with the alleged drugs and no one is really trying to give him another shot on the court.”
As hard as this must be for Lamar, we’re glad that basketball is motivating him to stay fit and healthy. And who knows, maybe he’ll get a second chance with the NBA one day.
Lamar Odom: Why He Isn’t Worried About Money
Meanwhile, we’re told Lamar isn’t worried about his lack of income from the NBA. His friends say he’s already worth “millions” and he’s expecting a big pay day from Khloe once their Tarzana mansion is sold.
“He’s getting half of the money coming from the sale of his and Khloe’s old crib so he’s good,” says the source. “He’s thankful for those coins too and he’s hoping that the exchange and everything unraveling with him and Khloe will go as smoothly as possible.”
So HollywoodLifers, would you like to see Lamar return to the NBA? Let us know!
— Eric Ray