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Lamar Odom is making his return to basketball in the BIG3

Lamar Odom is making his return to basketball in the BIG3

Just a few years ago, Lamar Odom was clinging to life in a Las Vegas hospital. Soon, he’ll be playing professional basketball again.

Odom, 39, will play in the BIG3, a professional 3-on-3 half-court basketball league founded by producer, actor, and music legend Ice Cube and entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz. Odom will join Gilbert Arenas, Perry Jones III, Craig Smith, Royce White and Frank Robinson on the Enemies, a team added to the league this year.
There are 12 teams in the BIG3, with rosters full of former NBA players. The league is entering its third season.Odom last played in the NBA in the 2012-13 season, when he was with the Los Angeles Clippers. He spent 14 seasons in the league with the Clippers, Heat, Lakers and Mavericks, winning two NBA championships with the Lakers in 2009 and 2010. He briefly played in Spain in 2014.

BIG3 Draft results:

First Round:

  1. Enemies: Royce White
  2. Triplets: Chris Johnson
  3. 3-Headed Monsters: Larry Sanders
  4. Killer 3s: Josh Powell
  5. Ball Hogs: Will McDonald
  6. Tri-State: Yakouba Diawara
  7. Aliens: Greg Oden
  8. Trilogy: Patrick O’Bryant
  9. Bivouac: Shawne Williams
  10. Ghost Ballers: Jamario Moon

Second Round:

  1. Bivouac: CJ Leslie
  2. Killer 3s: Donte Greene
  3. 3-Headed Monsters: Tre Simmons
  4. Tri-State: Jason Richardson
  5. Triplets: Alan Anderson
  6. Trilogy: Sam Young
  7. Ghost Ballers: Alex Scales
  8. Aliens: Brandon Rush
  9. Ball Hogs: Jermaine Taylor
  10. Enemies: Craig Smith

Third Round:

  1. Triplets: Sergio Gipson
  2. 3-HeadedMonsters: Mario Chalmers
  3. Aliens: Robert Vaden
  4. Ball Hogs: Dusan Bulut
  5. Killer 3s: CJ Watson
  6. 3s Company: Dijon Thompson
  7. Trilogy: Carlos Arroyo
  8. Bivouac: Dion Glover
  9. Ghost Ballers: Mike Taylor
  10. Tri-State: Bonzi Wells
  11. Enemies: Frank Robinson