The Los Angeles Lakers continue to embrace troubled former player Lamar Odom, who was present during workouts on Monday.
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) May 29, 2017
Lamar Odom is here at this mornings Lakers draft workouts! pic.twitter.com/qPYXLHJtFm
— Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters) May 29, 2017
Odom was invited to the pre-draft workouts by none other than head coach Luke Walton.
Lamar Odom is at the Lakers facility this morning for their pre-draft workout. Here as a guest of coach Luke Walton.
— Bill Oram (@billoram) May 29, 2017
Among those the Lakers worked out Monday was UCLA’s Bryce Alford, former teammate of Lonzo Ball, whom the Lakers very well could draft No. 2 overall. He took the time to give an example of why Ball is such a good player.
UCLA's Bryce Alford, who worked out for Lakers today, said Lonzo Ball was effective b/c he always played "downhill" but not out of control.
— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) May 29, 2017
Regardless of what’s going on off the court with Odom, who has battled addiction, nearly lost his life to it and continues to be a regular L.A. nightlife figure, it’s pretty awesome that the Lakers have continued to welcome him as one of their own.
Odom played with the Lakers for seven seasons, from 2004-11, helping Los Angeles win two NBA titles in the process.