Lamar Odom will make basketball return with Philippine team in Dubai tournament

David Cooper - Writer 19:22 20/12/2018
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Ex-NBA star Lamar Odom will feature at the Dubai International Basketball Championship to be held in February 2019.

The 39-year-old took to Instagram to announce his return to professional basketball, revealing that he will be playing for the Philippine basketball team in the tournament.

Odom wrote on Instagram: “I’d like to announce that I will be playing in The Dubai International Championship this February 1st 2019. I will be representing team [Mighty Sports] from the Philippines with my 4ever #7.”

The tournament is scheduled from February 1 to February 9 next year and will be the first time the former Lakers forward takes to the court since 2015 when he faced a health crisis.

The last time he played professionally was in 2013 for the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Philippine team will be participating in the tournament for the second time and will be led by basketball coach and expert Charles Tiu, according to The Filipino Times.

In reference to professional 3v3 basketball leagues usually featuring retired NBA players, Odom wrote: “To me this is a great warming up for the @thebig3 !! It’s been a minute since I’ve professionally competed and I hope to be as explosive as I used to be!”

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