Lamar Odom’s basketball comeback lasted one game.
The Big3 is always looking for bigger names to join the league and draw fan interest — guys such as A’Mare Stoudemire and Joe Johnson — but it didn’t work out for four of the big names brought in this season and the league founded by Ice Cube announced it has moved on.
“Effective immediately, Baron Davis, Bonzi Wells, Lamar Odom and Jermaine O’Neal will be deactivated for the 2019 BIG3 season.”
No detailed reason for the move was given, although Davis later tried to make it sound like this was his idea.
This was Odom’s first stateside venture into professional basketball since his near-fatal drug overdose in a Nevada brothel in October 2015. (He had signed to play in China a year ago but then decided he was not in game shape yet and did not play there. He did play a little for Philippine club Mighty Sports in the Dubai International Basketball Tournament earlier this year. Odom had two points and four rebounds in his one Big 3 game.
In other Big3 news, Glen “Big Baby” Davis faced a “significant” fine from the league after getting ejected from a game last weekend for arguing a call, the Big3 announced.