Lamar Odom is on the verge of launching his basketball comeback in Spain, as the 34-year-old has reached an agreement with Laboral Kutxa.
The club announced that the former Los Angeles Lakers forward has a two-month contract, which includes an option to extend the deal for the remainder of the season, to fill a roster spot that opened up because of injury.
Such deals typically contain out clauses that allow established veterans such as Odom to return to the NBA if the opportunity arises, but sources told ESPN.com on Monday that Odom’s plan is to play out the rest of this season in Spain before determining whether to attempt an NBA comeback.
Odom could make his debut Saturday against Valladolid. Laboral Kutxa is ninth in the 18-team Spanish league and last in its Euroleague group.
Other current NBA standouts who have played for Laboral Kutxa — long known as Tau Ceramica — include Goran Dragic, Luis Scola, Jose Calderon and Tiago Splitter.
A free agent since completing the 2012-13 season with the Los Angeles Clippers, Odom appeared close to a return to the NBA in November, when new Clippers coach Doc Rivers invited Odom to the team’s practice facility to gauge the state of his game and well-being following a tumultuous summer.
Rivers went so far as telling NBA.com’s Scott Howard-Cooper at the time that he was “hoping things work out” with re-signing Odom, who averaged a career-low 4.1 points and 5.7 rebounds in 88 NBA games last season.
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Basketball Wives Gloria Govan apparently has a reputation and not a good one. Word has it that BBW’s Malaysia Pargo’s friend Bambi – who’s not yet an official BBW cast member – called out Gloria and her Ho’ish tendencies on last Saturday’s reunion taping.
Here’s what Bambi had to say: Continue reading
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When it was time to get in on the ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers Earvin “Magic” Johnson says he personally signed a $50,000,000 check, the largest he ever signed in his life, helping his group buy the team for $2.15 billion. Back in 2010 the NBA legend sold his stake in the Lakers and his 105 Starbucks franchises to free up about $100 million in cash according to sports experts.
Dang Magic! Let us hold something!
Vanessa Bryant will NOT sign documents to make her divorce final … at least for now … because according to our folks over at TMZ, she and Kobe are working on a full reconciliation.
We’ve learned Kobe and Vanessa are trying to work out the issues that caused her to file for divorce back in December. They spend a lot of time together but he has not officially moved back in with her. Continue reading
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Chad Ochocinco was just released from the New England Patriots after a short-lived career on the championship team.
Check out what The Urban Daily is reports:
According to NFL.com the Patriots had been trying to trade Chad all day.
“Thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to play for the “Patriot” organization… fans were wicked awesome, I wish all of you the best…” tweeted Chad who is set to wed Evelyn Lozada on a forthcoming reality show.
Evelyn Lozada responded by tweeting:
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