Lamar Odom Calls Kobe Bryant ‘A Father Figure’

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Lamar Odom‘s comeback from his near-death experience back in 2015 has been miraculous, to say the least. The former Lakers‘ star has since shared details of his time since in his new book, “Darkness To Light.” Odom has also stated that Kobe Bryant played a crucial role in his life, even going as far as to call Bryant the ‘father figure’ he never had.

Bryant had the reputation of being a difficult teammate to be around, but there’s no denying the love that certain Lakers’ stars have for the Black Mamba. Players like Pau Gasol, Derek Fisher and of course, Lamar Odom have nothing but praises for the former Lakers’ all-star. Odom’s relationship with Bryant is special, especially considering he made the effort to attend Bryant’s final NBA game while he was still recovering from a drug overdose.

Odom will be playing this summer with The BIG3, so we wish him the best on his return to basketball.