Lamar Odom Thanks God ‘for Giving Me Another Chance in Life’ as He Announces Return to Basketball

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 21: Former NBA Player Lamar Odom attends the 2017 Maxim Halloween party at Los Angeles Center Studios on October 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)

Lamar Odom is heading back to the basketball court!

Two weeks after the 38-year-old former Los Angeles Lakers player first announced he was moving to China to play basketball professionally in a now-deleted social media post, Odom shared the good news again.

“I have some good news to share with you on this beautiful day from The Netherlands,” Odom wrote. “My heart warms up now I can finally share with you all that I’m returning to play basketball. I will be playing in China! God is good!”

“Thanks lord for giving me another chance in life,” he wrote, before also expressing his gratitude for the fans who have stood by him through “all those hard years.”

Continuing, he wrote: “Never give up on yourself and keep believing that only God can create the miracles you’re hoping for. Basketball and my children have always been the light in my life and this is where my focus is right now.”

Although Odom declined to say which team he would be playing for in China, he gave former NBA player Stephon Marbury a special shout out, thanking him for “being my inspiration.”

After leaving the NBA, Marbury has gone on to play for several teams in the Chinese Basketball Association, including the Shanxi Zhongyu Brave Dragons and the Beijing Fly Dragons.

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Maria Pasquini