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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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86 COMMENTS

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1.

Rigby    

Good for him. He took a serious beating this past year with all the bad publicity

169 days ago
2.

vroomvroom    

Now stay away from women&drugs
Focus on your career and family
Happy for you

169 days ago
3.

Peekie    

Congrats Lamar!!

169 days ago
4.

naue7    

great work 'TMZ Sports' just copy the story straight from ESPN

169 days ago
5.

Just Steve    

Good to see some positive news in this hell hole for once

169 days ago
6.

Jazze007    

Life after a Kardashian is sunny.

169 days ago
7.

Sascatchulokino    

Another crack head in New York? That should end well!!!

169 days ago
8.

6one9    

That's what happens when you get
out of tha
clutches
of tha
KRAPdashians!!

YO!!

169 days ago
9.

Rachael    

Look at all the good things that happen to the people that step away from those hairy COWS Kardashians. So happy for you, Odom, and for the NBA thing too.....

169 days ago
10.

Trigga31    

Did he get a 20 rock signing bonus?

169 days ago
11.

Rachael    

Clip and paste story from ESPN, but when a fatso Kardashian looses her sunglasses, there's photos, video, and a 4 paragraph original article. This site socks bolls.

169 days ago
12.

sum dum jerq    

Just needed to lose the dead weight.

169 days ago
13.

Rachael    

Watch Khloe try to latch onto him again.

169 days ago
14.

Tom     

Good for Lamar, between you guys and the Kartrashians annilaiting his character, glad he pulled through.

169 days ago
15.

O    

CONGRATS LAMAR!!!! Do your thing man!!! I know how much you love the game when you shed tears holding your lakers jersey. Welcome to NEW YORK BRO!!! Keep your nose clean and your head up you'll do great!

169 days ago
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