Lamar Odom is not ready to hang-up his sneakers yet.
Almost a year after the near-fatal incident that almost took his life, the former Sixth Man of the Year winner is reportedly eyeing a return to the NBA.
In recent posts made by Real Deal Fitness Gym and lakersworld16 on Instagram, Odom can be seen working hard to get back in shape.
Lamar Odom is ready to get back on the court and return to his life's passion. _ In the new episode of 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' LO explains his plans for getting back into the game. ????"I'm going to this training facility in Santa Barbara," Odom explains. "A lot of pros, and guys that will be pros, workout there." _ Odom is adamant that he's "looking forward to" getting back into shape and returning to basketball. _ ( ???? @realdealfitnessgym | H/T @entertainmenttonight ) @lamarodom
At 36 years old, he’s clearly beyond his prime and can only contribute in a small role if ever he makes a successful comeback. But one thing that he can very valuable is to be a leader in the locker room and serve as a mentor to younger players.
The former fourth-overall pick of the 1999 draft has won two NBA championships, both with the Los Angeles Lakers, in 2009 and 2010. He owns very decent career averages of 13.3 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 33.4 minutes per game.
If Lamar Odom gets signed by any team in the league and plays at the highest-level once again, it would be considered as one of the greatest success stories in recent memory and can serve as an inspiration to many.
His chances of returning to the NBA may be very slim, but it is not impossible. Only time will tell.