It was just earlier this week when the BIG3 cited a need to “maximize competition, protect the health of players and raise the level of professionalism,” which including parting ways with Baron Davis, Bonzi Wells, Lamar Odom and Jermaine O’Neal.
It was a sad turn of events for fans who definitely wanted to see Lamar Odom play at a high level since his days of playing in the NBA were clearly over.
If it was shock for you, it definitely came to a surprise to Lamar Odom, who took to Instagram and revealed he found out about his release while scrolling through Instagram.
“I am extremely disappointed with the way that this has been handled. Besides the embarrassment, it’s disappointing to read on IG that this decision had been made, especially without sharing it with myself or my manager,” Odom, 39, wrote via Instagram. on Friday, July 12. “Only after I heard from the media, I was then told that the big boys cutting checks decided that they had to deactivate me with no real specific explanation.”
“Let’s all be open to live with the concept of feedback because this can help us to improve. I hope that we can use this situation as a lesson to grow, heal and become better people.”
Odom was the only one who had actually played in a game this season of all the others who were deactivated. The co-captain of the expansion squad Enemies, Odom had registered just two points, four rebounds and an assist.