The Legacy of Kobe Bryant continues to live even years after his death. Everyone pays tribute to the NBA star in their own way. Similarly, Nike recently released the Nike Kobe series on 8th August 2023. They took it to their Twitter handle to announce the first “Halo” colorway of this series.
Fans took this news with excitement and thrill for the release while Kobe Bryant’s teammates reshared this with pride. Among them is Lamar Odom, who said, “He Definitely got his Arms around me helping people to be their best everything he stood for!! Mamba Mentality. That’s why he’s tatted on my Neck so he always in my Ear!!”
He revealed on Page Six, that he got Kobe’s face tattooed on his neck after having a vivid dream. Lamar told that Kobe came into his dream a couple of times when he was on celebrity brother. Apparently, he spoke to him in his dream.
Lamar Odom and Kobe Bryant met for the first time when Lamar was just 15 years old, and he has from then looked up to him. They were teammates from the year 2009 up until 2011 and won two NBA championships together.
He Definitely got his Arms around me helping people to be their best everything he stood for!! Mamba Mentality🙏🏾 That’s why he’s tatted on my Neck so he always in my Ear!! https://t.co/P9Y3SRPbix
— LAMAR ODOM (@LamarOdom) August 11, 2023
After the tragic death of Kobe, his daughter Gigi, and 7 others in a helicopter crash. Lamar penned down an emotional tribute for him on social media. He opened up about the relationship they shared and told how Kobe taught him a lot.
Lamar Odom opens up on relationship with Kobe Bryant
Lamar and Kobe were more than just teammates as can be seen from the tribute Lamar gave to Kobe on his Instagram. He stated, “He taught me so many things in life that were necessary on and off the court.”
He continued, “On the court he taught me how to carve out defenses and how to take my time. How to make winning my ultimate goal. Off the court he taught me to sign my own checks lol.” As he reflected back on the things that Kobe taught him that he seemed to be grateful about.
Furthermore, Lamar also revealed that when he was in a Coma situation, he would have happily given his own life instead of Kobe’s, if god would have asked him. This indicates the strong bond they both shared.
Even though Lamar is a year older than Kobe, he strongly believes that Kobe has taught him so many things in life. He also mentioned, that their relationship wasn’t like a father and son, rather, it was more like Kobe being the teacher, and Lamar as his brother.
Lamar has reminisced about the relationship he shares with the Lakers star Kobe multiple times over the years after his death. On his appearance at All The Smoke, he talked about how Kobe helped him through his gambling addictions. He mentioned that he owed more money than he could possibly afford.
Even though he was reluctant to reach out to Kobe, he went for it. Kobe got him out of it with the help of his representatives after scolding him.