LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- After a very public split from Khloe Kardashian, DUI arrest and constant scrutiny about his alleged drug use, Lamar Odom is finally getting out of dodge -- way out of dodge.
The former NBA player has signed a two-month contract with Spanish club Laboral Kutxa.
It's true. Just told @RealLamarOdom has a deal in principal with aforementioned Spanish club and intends to play rest of season in Espana— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 18, 2014
The 6-foot, 10-inch forward was first drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers in 1999. He spent seven seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers until he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in 2011.
He played poorly after returning to the Clippers in 2012, averaging just 4.0 points and 1.7 assists per game.
The Basque team has already revealed Odom's No. 7 jersey on Twitter:told Us Weekly that, before he makes his playing debut, Odom could attend a game as a spectator as soon as Thursday.
[LA Times, Us Weekly]