Odom, Davis among former NBAers 'deactivated' by BIG3

Lamar Odom is one of several prominent Big 3 players

Lamar Odom is one of several prominent Big 3 players"deactivated by the league

Lamar Odom recently made a comeback into the basketball world where he has been missed since the end of his NBA career in 2013.

Neither Wells nor O'Neal had played in a game.

As former National Basketball Association stars such as Lamar Odom, Bonzi Wells, Baron Davis and Jermaine O'Neal found out the hard way on Wednesday, the BIG3 is not going to make exceptions for big-name players.

Following the league's announcement, Ice Cube shed additional light on the situation, telling TMZ, "We want players that are actually playing".

In other words, the BIG3 league isn't playing around - it will deactivate you if you can't cut it, no matter how gaudy your resume may look.

Sources told TMZ that the 39-year-old athlete/reality star was not in playing shape, and anxious about how he would do in competition.

The fact he was even able to play at all was noteworthy; he nearly died in 2015 after a drug overdose at a Nevada brothel.

Per Odom, he had six strokes and 12 heart attacks while he was in a coma following the overdose.

The BIG3 "deactivated" Odom on Wednesday as part of an extensive on- and off-court shakeup within the 3-on-3 league. But after struggling in his first game, Odom said in a televised interview that "once I got my rhythm back, it should be no problem". The co-captain of the expansion squad Enemies, Odom had registered just two points, four rebounds and an assist. He didn't play again.

Joe Johnson, a seven-time NBA All-Star, has been a force this season, leading the league in scoring.