Lamar Odom has had a rough year. It seemed like he had recently put his divorce from Khloe Kardashian behind him and was looking forward to making an NBA comeback.
Sources close to Lamar claimed that he was very focused and driven to do well in the NBA and that he was working out and even eating better in order to be ready for the season.
Unfortunately for Lamar, his NBA career has been put on hold. He was recently dropped by the Knicks and is now a free agent. The worst part is that Lamar didn’t even get to play a game this season.
A source close to Lamar said that although he is very upset with the news, he was prepared for it and knew it was a possibility. Lamar’s public divorce from Khloe wasn’t his only problem and with it came rumors of drug addiction which Lamar did not deny.
Lamar Odom was dropped by the Knicks because he was "unable to uphold the standards to return as an NBA player." http://t.co/AkrYG6BIEP
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) July 15, 2014
He was aware that the Knicks were not happy with the bad publicity he was getting or with the news of his addiction.
“He really put his heart into it. But when he got word that he wasn’t up to par, his whole world dropped. He’s at rock bottom. But it wasn’t a surprise. He knew this was one great possibility from the jump,” said the source.
“This is truly not the way Lamar wanted to go out,” the source continued. “Not at all. Not that he gives a f*ck about what people think about him, but he doesn’t want his [alleged] addiction and his failed marriage to overshadow what he’s accomplished as a professional athlete in the NBA. Nobody is talking about the legends he’s played with and the mini-legend he was,” the source continued.
“That sh*t is not sitting well with him and that’s going through his mind. If basketball is done, if it’s truly done for him, he wants to go out in a better light. [Lamar] feels he owes that to himself, to his family, and to the NBA fans who’ve stuck by and supported him in his difficult times, and who were also there cheering him on in championship games.”
Lamar seems to be struggling to get his life back together, but being dropped from the Knicks may be a blessing in disguise. If Lamar is picked up by another team he could get the fresh start he needs and deserves.
Do you think Lamar will ever get his life back together?
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