Lamar Odom appears to be this close to returning to the NBA, as he practices this week in anticipation of returning to the Los Angeles Clippers. And might things be going equally well in his marriage to Khloe Kardashian?

E! News reports that Lamar flew into Boston on November 17 to work out at the University of Rhode Island's Ryan Center, with sources saying that Lamar looks to be back to his athletic self.

"He's in tip-top shape and ready to play," a source says, adding that he "seemed so happy and healthy" at the practice. 

Reportedly, there is a verbal deal in place for the 34-year-old Lamar to return to the Clippers, the team he played with last season. He has been unsigned for the start of the season.

It sounds like Lamar was quite friendly with all the fans who were at the gym over the weekend to watch him play. "There were swarms of students ditching class and running over to meet him, and he just kept smiling and saying hello to all of his fans," the source reports. "He was personable to everyone, and just had an overall good attitude." 

Our favorite bit of news from Lamar's appearance was what Lamar told one fan about his marriage. When someone in the crowd inquired about Khloe, Lamar told them, "Khloe and I are fine. She's in Australia right now, and I'm sure we'll be seeing each other again soon."

So cute! We love that Lamar is being open about Khloe. We're really hoping that things are going well for them, especially now that Lamar appears to be on the right path in his career. 

Source: E! Online