According To Lamar Odom's Trainer He Was Planning A Return To The NBA...When He Was Found Unconcious In A Brothel
TMZ- Lamar Odom had hooked up with a personal trainer and was busting his ass in the hopes of making a triumphant return to the NBA ... so says Odom's trainer Fareed Samad.
Samad says he was introduced to Odom through his friend, pro boxer Zab Judah -- and they had been training together in Vegas since June.
"He was down 35 pounds," Samad says ... "We talked to the Knicks about him going back to the NBA."
Samad says Odom was so serious about the comeback, he was doing 2-a-day training sessions and "was doing really good" -- but he hadn't spoken with Lamar in the past 4 days. Now we know why.
Okay guys, huddle up really quick. Are we in the trust tree right now? Alright good. Is it fair to assume that Lamar Odom's "plan" to return to the NBA was more of a loose idea than an actual guideline? You don't just have a distinct itinerary you're following back to professional basketball and end up unconscious in a brothel. This is just what you do when something bad happens to someone, or god forbid they pass away, and you have to make them sound like they were doing better than they actually were, right? Am I supposed to believe that Lamar Odom was serious about returning to the NBA after he overdosed on a "herbal sex stimulant" while trying to "have a good time and relax" with some hookers? What's to say some of that 35 pound weight loss wasn't due to too many "sex stimulants"?
This is the equivalent of a fat guy having a heart attack and claiming he had started working out by walking to McDonald's instead of driving. Clearly Lamar wasn't all THAT serious about turning his life around if he was hanging out with a couple of sex workers. I don't know if there is a list of safe places for a recovering addict to visit, but I am going to go out on a limb and say a brothel wouldn't be on it.
Am I incorrect, besides politically, to say that this is a circumstance where it is far easier to say nice, partially true, things about someone when they could potentially be on their death bed? It's like when a rapper dies and his entire catalogue of music goes platinum. It's natural to think more fondly of someone when they might not be here tomorrow. I don't think that Lamar Odom's recurring problem with drugs is at all funny. However, it is kind of funny that we are talking about him like he was one tryout away from being the '6th Man Of The Year' just 24 hours after he was found damn near dead by a couple prostitutes. I hope Lamar Odom gets healthy, but it's for his sake, not because I think he has a damn thing to offer the NBA at this point...
...okay fine, MAYBE the Knicks.