Lamar signing with the Clippers was already a longshot, but a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that a recent development has slimmed his chances down even more.
When Chris Paul, the star point guard of the Los Angeles Clippers, went down with an injury on Jan. 3, the Clippers weren’t the only ones pulling out their hair. Lamar Odom must have been too — because a source tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively that Chris’ injury inadvertently affects Lamar’s chances of returning to the NBA.
Lamar Odom’s NBA Chances Dwindling
Before Chris got injured, the Clippers had wiggle room with their roster — not anymore. “All their injuries this year have been mostly with their smaller players,” the source says, “so they have to fill those holes on the team.”
Chris separated his shoulder and is expected to miss three to five weeks of action. And as Chris winced on the court on Jan. 3, Lamar likely watched his chances of a comeback disappear.
“The Clippers have no need for an extra big man. If they had any desire for Lamar it is now on the back burner,” the source adds.
Lamar Odom: Getting His Life Back On Track
It really hasn’t been the luckiest month for Lamar. Not only has his dream of returning to the NBA been dashed, but he also officially split from Khloe Kardashian on Dec. 13 when she filed for divorce.
Even still, Lamar has vowed to continue recovering from his alleged drug addiction and to be a better father to his children. “He wants to love his family, be a son, and never, ever go to the dark side again,” another source told HollywoodLife.com exclusively.
It’s a shame that Lamar may no longer be able to stage a comeback, but at least his priorities are straightened out again.
— Andrew Gruttadaro, Reporting by Russ Weakland and Eric Ray