Lamar Odom, Clippers

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Lamar Odom is in home stretch of making his returning to the NBA.

The 33-year-old athlete is in final negotations that would bring him back to the Los Angeles Clippers, where he spent the 2012-2013 NBA season, a source reveals exclusively to E! News. Odom was also originally selected by the Clips with the fourth overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft.

The source said that Khloé Kardashian Odom's husband met with head coach Doc Rivers and Clippers GM Gary Sacks on Friday, Nov. 15 and said the deal was "done."

Just last month, a source told E! News that the basketball player had been working out to make his way back to the court and has been sober for a month.

"He is taking steps to get himself back on track," the source said at the time.

The road to Odom's NBA comeback has not been without struggle. The 14-year veteran was arrested for a DUI on Aug. 30 and later pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor count. Barely a day after he opted to check in to rehab in September following his arrest for allegedly driving under the influence, Odom left the treatment facility.

E! Upfront, Khloe Kardashian Odom and Lamar Odom

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At the time of Lamar's arrest, Khloé and the rest of the family had been urging Odom to seek treatment.

The couple have since been attending counseling sessions and are "using it as a forum to talk through all of their issues," a source told E! News exclusively.

And according to the insider, so far therapy has laid down the foundation for working through their problems.

"Khloé has been very, very hurt by everything. There is a lot about Lamar that she is just learning and if they have any chance of making this work, there is a lot they need to come to terms with," the source added.

The E! star is currently overseas, making appearances on behalf of the sisters' new Kardashian Kollection for Lipsy collaboration.

Welcome back Lamar.

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