Just a few weeks until the NBA seasons starts and according to TMZ, free agent basketball player Lamar Odom was found unconscious in a brothel in Nevada. He is being flown to a hospital right now fighting for his life. Reports say that Odom was taking an herbal substitute for Viagra, and was partying for days before he was found unconscious in Nevada.
In 14 years in the league playing for the Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas Mavericks. Odom has 13.3 PPG, 8.4 Rebounds Per Game, and 8.4 assist per game. Odom was known as a superstar in the league, being a dominating force ever since he got drafted. In 08-09 season, he did not look the same when he first came into the league.
Even though Odom is a free agent, he is still a good veteran player to have. He can shoot the ball, crash the board for rebounds and has good passing ability. His main strength is rebounds and scoring in the post. He is not the same guy he was when he was in his prime, but he is still a good veteran leader to have. He can put up 10 points a season, even though the past two seasons has been low for him in points in a season.
This story is surprising at best, as Odom was a beast for many of years in the league. Winning championships making a difference offensively and defensively on the court. Odom does have a record of being in the news for bad stuff. It is sad that this has to happen this late in his career. I doubt that he will play basketball in the league much longer. So it is most likely time for him to retire, after 14 years in the league if he is ok and alive. We hope that he makes a speedy recovery.