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Lamar Odom is certainly checking off all the boxes for off-court activities that will doom an NBA return. But even despite a rocky past few weeks — and an underwhelming last couple of seasons — at least one former coach isn’t writing off Odom’s ability if he should choose to commit to the game and return to the NBA. Odom was arrested Friday on a drunken driving charge, the latest in a series of events in recent weeks that indicated that Odom’s life off the court was going off the rails while he was playing his worst basketball on it. Odom is said to have had a cocaine addiction over the past three years that affected his play as well as his marriage to Khloe Kardashian. Now, with the NBA season approaching, few people have stepped up in defense of Odom, now a free agent, playing in the league again. Except for Vinny Del Negro, that is. The former Clippers coach, who led Los Angeles last season as Odom put up 4.0 points and 5.9 rebounds a game (well off his career averages and the fo...
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