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Lamar Odom Drops Some Words Of Wisdom After Being Dropped From The BIG3 League

Lamar Odom was dropped from the BIG3 basketball league earlier this month. He just wasn’t ready to play competitively again. His game on the court wasn’t there.

And while we’re sure it was incredibly disappointing news to hear in the moment, Odom is trying to make the best of it now.

The 39-year-old former NBA star went on his Instagram account to talk about life following basketball. He admitted that he’d always run to basketball whenever something bad happened in his life. He’d run to the court so he could avoid dealing with his feelings.

My beautiful escape from the pain of life has always been basketball. The first thing I did when I heard that my Mom passed away, was run to my childhood court in Lincoln park and escape there. Being deactivated from the Big 3 has made me realize that I can no longer depend on basketball to find emotional relief from the inevitable hurdles of life. I’ve made a decision to stop this time, reflect for real and not run away or escape – not into basketball or anything else.

Instead of running away from life, he’s going to face it. In the lengthy post, Odom talked about reconnecting with his children.

Together with my daughter Destiny and the mother of my children, Liza Morales, I am going to use this opportunity to connect to my children and break the cycle of my past. All three of us have been through extreme difficulties, individually and as a family, that we have not spoken about.

He’s certainly saying all the right things. That’s exactly what you want to hear, but actually doing it is another story. Hopefully he stands by his statement. He’s still an addict and those temptations will always be there for him, but hopefully building a better relationship with his children will give him a stronger support system.

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