Ice Cube is open about why Lamar Odom was cut off from his BIG3 basketball league – explaining: "We want players who actually play."
As we had previously announced, 39-year-old Odom was eliminated by the league on Wednesday, putting an end to his dream of returning to professional football.
Odom was a member of the "Enemies" – playing alongside Gilbert Arenas and Royce White.
But Odom only showed 2 points and 4 rebounds in 3 games and our sources told us that this guy was just not ready to play.
Cube echoed these sentiments at LAX … "You know, as a league, we want players who actually play."
He added that players who do not play or who "can not play" or who have "health problems" that prevent them from playing really have no business on a list of BIG3 players.
When asked if he was concerned about Odom, given the serious problems of Lamar's past … Cube replied, "Always, I love this guy."
the to move was shocking, considering that Odom had been trained as a maniac before the BIG3 season – and it seemed like he was fit and ready to go.
But as the league continued to become more competitive, it became clear that LO could not just hack it anymore.
Odom has already been removed from the official list of enemies. Baron Davis, Jermaine O 'Neal and Bonzi Wells were also part of the BIG3 purge.
Meanwhile, the league is preparing for Week 4 – which will take place this weekend in Rhode Island and Brooklyn.