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Lamar Odom

BACK IN THE NBA!!

Suiting Up for Knicks

4/16/2014 4:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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It seemed impossible after all his drug problems, but Lamar Odom has signed a deal to play for his hometown NY Knicks -- though it's unclear if it's just for a tryout ... or actual game action next season.

Odom's been out of the league all season ... as no team would take a chance on him after he went on a debilitating (and expensive) crack cocaine binge last summer, got a DUI ... and ended up getting divorced from Khloe Kardashian.

According to one report ... Odom signed a one game deal with the Knicks which reunites him his old Lakers coach Phil Jackson ... who is now the Knicks team President.

However, Knicks officials tell us Lamar will NOT play in tonight's season finale at the Garden.

It's possible they just want to see him in a workout once the regular season's over ... and THEN decide whether he can play for them next season.

Odom's only pro action this season has been 2 games for a team in Spain.

Last November, we got Lamar working out in Rhode Island ... where he told us he was desperate to get back in the NBA because he wanted to protect his legacy.

Here's your shot.

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16.

Bob    

I hear NY has some high quality crack

97 days ago
17.

QueenB    

Good for him. I want to see him do well after the Kardashians messed him up.

97 days ago
18.

Doodlebug    

It won't last he's whacked out

97 days ago
19.

static    

We Americans love to give people hell who screw up but we also love redemption and a good comeback story he stands a great chance since he's going to be 3,000 miles away from that toxic family of grifters.

97 days ago
20.

david 183    

Remember this Lamar.. Crack is wack!

97 days ago
21.

namers    

Good for him!

Funny how I just bumped into a Laker Girl who rents out my car space. Gave her a "sorry 'bout the Lakers" hug as she was off to a bar to watch the game. There's always next year!

Wish him all the luck in NY!

97 days ago
22.

scby9270    

I hope this helps him. I wish him lots of luck, at least he is not on the Kardashian Klown Kamp anymore. :-)

97 days ago
23.

nana    

Watch Khloe crawl back

97 days ago
24.

Livvie     

What legacy?

97 days ago
25.

my 2 cents    

By the way, their divorce is not final yet...

97 days ago
26.

Chgome    

Go Lamar, now stay the f uck away from that man/woman and her family, you will do better.
Take Rob with you, you make a great couple.

97 days ago
27.

Mark Santeramo    

TMZ...clarify your article a little bit... He only played two games in Spain because he had a back injury. That is all.

97 days ago
28.

La Mpre    

Hey! If it ain’t written down - It didn’t happen

97 days ago
29.

Stillwaters    

I still don't know if I believe that he was a drug addict.... The constant stories around the time of the split, and then... Nothing. He could have fought back, acted out... Just took it. I felt bad for him.

97 days ago
30.

TJ    

That's nice~ ho hum~~~~

97 days ago
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