NBA Star Lamar Odom to Step Inside the Boxing Ring – Will He Meet the Same Fate as Nate Robinson?

January 15, 2021 11:52 am

The former 2x NBA champion and kingpin, Lamar Odom, will enter the boxing ring later this year. He has signed a deal with Celebrity Boxing and is aligned for a fight already on June 12. The fight against a yet to be named opponent will take place at Showboat Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

However, he’s not the only NBA star to step inside the ring. A couple of months back, another NBA sensation, Nate Robinson touched gloves with the American YouTuber and boxer, Jake Paul.

‘The Problem Child’ staggered Robinson as he landed a vicious KO in just the second round of the fight.


Despite not having an opponent, Odom has already started spending quality training hours in the gym. At 41, he resembles a 20-year-old, who is hungry to make a mark in the boxing world.

‘Lam Lam’ retired from basketball in 2014 but attempted a comeback later. He was also a part of Ice Cube’s Big3 league. Now, he looks primed to be a boxer and will hope to have a reasonable amount of success.

Celebrities from other sports putting on boxing gloves contributes immensely to the sport. Not just they hook in the existing boxing fans, but also attract a mammoth fanbase from their sport.

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Can Lamar Odom enjoy a similar run like NBA in boxing?

‘Lam Lam’ played in NBA for more than a decade. He is known for contributing substantially well to the Lakers team, with whom he played for seven seasons. Odom helped the team win championships in 2009 and 2010. He is a staunch athlete who eyes one target at a time and tries to accomplish it.

Basketball player Lamar Odom departs the New York state Supreme Court after a child custody hearing with his ex-girlfriend, Liza Morales, in Manhattan March 5, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/Files

With his eyes completely on boxing now, it’s undeniable that Odom won’t enjoy a healthy run in this sport too.

It will be intriguing enough to see who will fight on June 12. The 41-year-old will put all of his hard work to test and look to make a statement by crucifying his opponent and avoiding what happened to Nate Robinson.

Who will you like to see Lamar Odom take on? Let us know.


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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

Prathamesh Singh Chauhan joined Essentially Sports in November 2020. He works as a full-time author for Boxing. Prior to this job, Prathamesh worked with the Broadcast giant, Star Sports in its marketing department and was responsible for the execution of campaigns across different sporting properties. He shares a keen interest in Combat Sports. Conor McGregor and Jon Jones, top his favorite athletes' list.

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