Lamar makes first public statement post hospitalisation

Los Angeles, April 14 (IANS) Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian’s estranged husband and ex-NBA star Lamar Odom spoke publicly for the first time since his hospitalisation to support his former Los Angeles Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant.

Odom appeared in a tribute video along with fellow NBA players, teammates as well as coaches in honour of Bryant ahead of his final NBA game, reports aceshowbiz.com.

“Bean, what’s up, it’s your little brother L.O.,” Odom said in the clip, addressing the Los Angeles Lakers legend.

“Just want to tell you I love you. You got a great career. I’m proud to say that I was right there with you, Kobe Bean,” he added.

On March 30, Odom attended his first NBA game since his hospitalisation last year.

According to reports, the 36-year-old athlete was “walking slow but looking strong” and “speaking well” at the time.

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