Remember that horrific fall Odom took in the post-season last year? He may not be healed all the way – even now, but he’s a trooper and he’s playing on.
OCRegister: Lamar Odom said the back injury he suffered in the playoffs against Houston last May isn’t completely gone, although he feels strong overall.
Odom said he was lifting weights the other day, and his back “spasm’d up a little bit.” He said when he gets tired, he feels some discomfort back there. Odom suffered a hard fall in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals in Houston.
But it’s no longer an injury, and Odom has impressed Phil Jackson with his overall work in training camp.
“He’s been upbeat and very productive in practices,” Jackson said.
Odom worked on strengthening himself over the summer “from my knees to my navel to my chest.” He said the contract negotiations with the Lakers and then his sudden wedding to Khloe Kardashian in the offseason weren’t as whirlwind because he’s used to whirlwind.
“I’ve been through a lot worse than getting married,” he said. “Even though some of it’s whirlwind, in my life things always happened fast since I was 12.”