Former NBA forward Odom makes rusty debut in Spain

Madrid, Feb 28: Former NBA player Lamar Odom made his debut for Spanish club Baskonia, which lost 81-71 to Unicaja Malaga.

Odom, a two-time NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, joined the Basque team last week after being out of contract since the close of the last NBA season, when he played for the Los Angeles Clippers, reported Xinhua.

Odom played just six minutes to finish the first half in the match Thursday, grabbing two rebounds while committing three fouls.

The 34-year-old power forward showed a lack of match fitness and touch after 10 months out of the game as he also missed a three-point shot attempt.

IANS