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Lamar Odom back on basketball scene, thanks Stephon Marbury for second chance

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By Mark Patriarca

Once an athlete, always an athlete.

Lamar Odom announced on Instagram that he will finally be back on the hoops stage after a series of unfortunate happenings in his life.

The former Los Angeles Laker will now have a chance to regain his life back after being sentenced to three probation for driving under influence, being divorced from Khloe Kardashian, and almost losing his life due to cocaine.

The 38-year old will now take his talents to China, where several NBA players found their success like Stephon Marbury, Andray Blatche, and Jimmer Fredette. Among these, Marbury had the most illustrious career in Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), winning three CBA titles and six All-Star Game selections.

I have some good news to share with you on this beautiful day from The Netherlands. My heart literally warms up now I can finally share with you all that I'm returning to play Basketball. I will be playing in China ! God is good ! Thanks lord for giving me another chance in life and thank you fans for your the love and support during all those hard years. Never give up on yourself and keep believing that only god can create the miracles you're hoping for. Basketball and my children have always been the light in my life and this is where my focus is right now. Thank you @mr2rchiang and @iamzoul @georgeboss77 for believing in me and the opportunity to start over again! Thank you @starburymarbury for being my inspiration πŸ™πŸΏπŸ†β€οΈ LETS GOO ! #china #basketball #yes

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