Lamar Odom returns to pro-basketball three years after a near-fatal overdose at the brothel in Nevada

Lamar Odom returns to pro-basketball three years after a near-fatal overdose at the brothel in Nevada

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Lamar Odom returned to hardwood Saturday and played professionally in a Big3 basketball game in Detroit three years after an almost fatal overdose.

The 39-year-old former Los Angeles Lakers star was co-captain of the new Enemies team playing in the three-on-three league game at Little Caesars Arena, according to an article from Weekly.

Lamar and his team lost to co-expansion team Bivouac 50-43 and he had two points and four rebounds in his Big3 debut.

League debut: Lamar Odom made his debut with the Big 3 basketball competition on Saturday in Detroit, Michigan

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League debut: Lamar Odom made his debut with the Big 3 basketball competition on Saturday in Detroit, Michigan

The game was broadcast on CBS Sports Network and Lamar was subsequently interviewed on the pitch by Michael Rappaport.

He was asked about the pace of the game after he had not played competitively for years.

& # 39; It's okay. I like the pace of the game. Once I get my rhythm back, it shouldn't be a problem, & Lamar said.

Lamar died almost in October 2015 from a drug overdose in a legal brothel in Nevada.

Game pace: 39-year-old former Los Angeles Lakers star was asked about the pace of the game

Game pace: 39-year-old former Los Angeles Lakers star was asked about the pace of the game

Game pace: 39-year-old former Los Angeles Lakers star was asked about the pace of the game

Almost fatal: Lamar played after a nearly fatal overdose in October 2015 in a legal brothel in Nevada
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Almost fatal: Lamar played after a nearly fatal overdose in October 2015 in a legal brothel in Nevada

Almost fatal: Lamar played after a nearly fatal overdose in October 2015 in a legal brothel in Nevada

He suffered a series of strokes and heart attacks in a coma for three days.

Khloe kept his vigilance 24 hours a day at Sunrise Hospital in Nevada, despite the fact that he broke up with Lamar in 2013.

Lamar announced that he would return to professional basketball on social media in November 2018 with a message about joining the Big3 competition founded by Ice Cube, 50.

New teams: C.J. Leslie from the Bivouac expansion team rode to the basket against Lamar of the new Enemies team during the Big 3 competition at Little Caesars Arena
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New teams: C.J. Leslie from the Bivouac expansion team rode to the basket against Lamar of the new Enemies team during the Big 3 competition at Little Caesars Arena

New teams: C.J. Leslie from the Bivouac expansion team rode to the basket against Lamar of the new Enemies team during the Big 3 competition at Little Caesars Arena

& # 39; Yes to playing for the @ thebig3 next season just before playing the CBA 2019 season in China. Work hard now to get my physical right! You all know, my body has endured a lot these years, but my doctors have declared me healthy to play again. There is no better way to withdraw from Basketball than to play again. My fans deserve it and I can't wait to play again, & he wrote in a caption of a photo in a Lakers uniform.

The divorce of Lamar and Khloe was completed in 2016 and he wrote about their relationship in his new memoir Darkness To Light.

The Queens, New York resident also wrote frankly about his long-standing fight against drug addiction in the book.

New memoirs: Lamar recently released his new memoir Darkness To Light
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New memoirs: Lamar recently released his new memoir Darkness To Light

New memoirs: Lamar recently released his new memoir Darkness To Light

Lamar revealed earlier this month on Instagram that his memoirs were on the New York Times bestseller list.

& # 39; What felt like a life of writing and working on this project finally came to light and I am ALL grateful to YOU! Your continued support and love is appreciated! "He wrote and thanked his friends and family, including his ex-wife." It took me a lot of courage to be so raw and frank with you, but I wish you would get MY true story! an image that marked the performance.

Khloe commented on his message and wrote: & # 39; Look at God !!! Congratulations Lammy! Keep shining & # 39 ;.

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Lamar played 14 seasons ahead in the NBA and won NBA championships in 2009 and 2010 with the Lakers.

Night vigil: Khloe Kardashian, shown with Lamar in February 2016, remained by his side after being hospitalized after his overdose in October 2015

Night vigil: Khloe Kardashian, shown with Lamar in February 2016, remained by his side after being hospitalized after his overdose in October 2015

Night vigil: Khloe Kardashian, shown with Lamar in February 2016, remained by his side after being hospitalized after his overdose in October 2015

Two titles: Lamar, shown with Lakers legend Kobe Bryant in January 2011 in Los Angeles, won championships in 2009 and 2010 with the Lakers

Two titles: Lamar, shown with Lakers legend Kobe Bryant in January 2011 in Los Angeles, won championships in 2009 and 2010 with the Lakers

Two titles: Lamar, shown with Lakers legend Kobe Bryant in January 2011 in Los Angeles, won championships in 2009 and 2010 with the Lakers

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