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Lamar Odom issued a lengthy statement, addressing his drop from the BIG3 basketball league - now he says it's time to focus on his children.

"As human beings, we often don't realize that we are unconsciously following in the footsteps of our parents," Odom, 39, wrote in the post on Instagram. "They have been our school of life until adulthood, and beyond. I feel that we are living in a world that for many of us is an emotionally unhealthy world filled with baggage from our past that we often never think about. A world of unconsciousness."

"Being deactivated from the Big 3 has made me realize that I can no longer depend on basketball to find emotional relief from the inevitable hurdles of life. I've made a decision to stop this time, reflect for real and not run away or escape – not into basketball or anything else," he continued in the post.

Lamar recently released his memoir, Darkness To Light which documented his journey to the spotlight broke his relationship with Khloe Kardashian to the fore. A reunion between the pair seems unlikely, but perhaps now Lamar can reconnect with his children.