There was a lot of excitement after it was announced that Lamar Odom would be playing in the BIG3. Unfortunately, Odom's stint in the league didn't live up to the hype, after Ice Cube released him from the league before his first season was over. Still, Odom says he has no beef with the BIG3.
"I guess it was miscommunication, but it's over," Odom said when TMZ asked what led to his departure from the BIG3. "I wish them well, all the success. And blessings to Ice Cube and anyone that has anything to do with the BIG3. And I hope the Enemies win."
In July, the BIG3 put out a statement explaining that they were releasing a host of players including Odom, Jermaine O'Neal, Bonzi Wells and Baron Davis. Initially, this rubbed Odom the wrong way. Upon hearing the news, Odom took to Instagram where he claimed he heard about his release via TMZ and not from the league.
This prompted Ice Cube and the BIG3 to respond by saying they reached out to Odom's team multiple times before going public with the information. Ice Cube has stated on multiple occasions that Odom being out of shape and other health concerns led to his exit. Yet, in Odom's Instagram post, he claims his was "100 percent transparent" about his condition before signing with the league.
Despite only playing one game in the league, Odom is determined to continue playing professional basketball. Shortly after being released, Lamar told TMZ that he's looking into returning to the Philippines to continue his career.