It looks like the NBA comeback we’ve all been waiting for is finally happening! You may recall that Lamar landed a sweet last-minute deal with the New York Knicks that allowed him to play in their final game of the season on April 16. And now, based on an exciting new pic he posted to his Instagram on June 2, it looks like Lamar might be signing on for a full season with the Knicks!
Lamar Odom is getting a second shot to play in the NBA, this time for his hometown New York team. When Khloe Kardashian‘s ex signed an end-of-season deal with the Knicks in April, it included an option to bring him back for the upcoming season — if and only if his time in training camp this October goes well. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for Lamar, but will he really be able to relaunch his career after everything that’s happened?
Lamar Odom On Knicks: Can He Save His Career By Signing To New York?
After sitting the last season out, reportedly due to his alleged drug and alcohol issues and his shocking August, 2013 DUI arrest, Lamar has spent the past few months trying to pick up the pieces of his ailing NBA career –and it looks like it’s finally paying off!
Lamar seems ready to work his butt off this summer so he can suit up for training camp in October, and it certainly sounds like he’s on the verge of a beautiful comeback.
“He’s coming to town this week,” Lamar’s former Lakers coach, Phil Jackson, who is now the Knicks team president, tells the New York Post. “We know he’s a really good basketball player. He wants to put himself back together, and he has a chance to do that by having the whole summer to work at it and getting himself back in basketball condition to play. He told me that’s what he wants to do. Having a relationship with him — it’s a pretty good risk-reward situation for us.’’
Sounds pretty promising! And if all goes well, Lamar may even have the opportunity to join the Knicks’ summer-league team in July in Las Vegas, according to the paper.
But is the deal already sealed? Lamar took to his Instagram on June 2 to post a photo of himself signing what appears to be a contract, alongside the caption: “New York State of Mind. #focused”. Is it possible he’s already signed on for part or all of the upcoming season? We hope so!
Lamar Odom Plays In Final New York Knicks Game Of The Season
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Lamar officially signed a one-game deal with the Knicks to play in their season closer against the Toronto Raptors on April 16.
We already told you that Lamar had a good shot at playing for the team next season, and so far, it looks like we were right on the money! “He may sign with the team to play in the last few games of the regular season and also play with them next year,” a source told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY in April.
So HollywoodLifers, do YOU think Lamar will be able to save his NBA career? Should the Knicks sign him for a full season? Let us know!
— Tierney McAfee