Lamar Odom was dropped from his NBA team sometime last year, so he went to play for professional Spanish basketball team Baskonia (known as Laboral Kutxa). However, he’s since quit that gig after suffering an injury, apparently.
From US Weekly:
“The tests carried out in New York by Lamar Odom’s trusted medical team, with the knowledge of the club, have shown that the player is suffering from lumbar radiculitis, which could keep him out of action for up to two months,” a spokesman for Laboral Kutxa tells Us in a statement. “The player therefore terminates his current contractual relationship with the club. The north American pivot will complete his recovery in the United States.” (Lumbar Radiculitis is a painful spinal injury that causes lower back pain.)
“Baskonia hopes Lamar Odom’s recuperation process goes well and it leaves open the possibility of renewing its relationship with the player once his injury has healed,” the statement continues. “Baskonia would like to thank the player’s involvement during the time he has been in Vitoria and leaves open the possibility of renewing the relationship depending on how his injury evolves in the coming months
Welp… that’s that, I suppose. Things aren’t going too well for ol’ Lammy, are they? He had only played two games with Baskonia – a whopping 22 minutes on the court – before suffering from this “injury”. I’m sure this has nothing at all to do with his raging crack addiction, though. Nothing at all! If anything, crack can probably help that painful condition! SMH.
What do you think – legit injury or bullshit cover story?