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The two-time NBA champion signed a deal with Celebrity Boxing and will have a bout June 12 at the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. He currently doesn’t have an opponent, but the organization is still seeking a “big-name celeb” to match up against Odom.
Odom spent 14 seasons in the NBA, most notably spending seven years with the Los Angeles Lakers and winning the Sixth Man of the Year award during that run in 2010-11. The 41-year-old also gained additional celebrity status after marrying Khloe Kardashian, leading to their own reality series, Khloe & Lamar.
Former New York Knicks player Nate Robinson got knocked out during the second-round of a bout against YouTube star Jake Paul. Standing at 6-foot-10, Odom has a better advantage than Robinson’s 5-feet-9 height.
Source: Former Lakers Star Lamar Odom Signs Celebrity Boxing Contract; 1st Fight TBD | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights