Lamar Odom attends Lakers game as guest of Kobe Bryant
Lamar Odom made his return to Staples Center on Wednesday as a guest of Kobe Bryant.
ESPN LA’s Ramona Shelburne reported that Bryant left two tickets for Odom to attend the Lakers-Heat game:
Kobe Bryant left two tickets for Lamar Odom to attend tonight's game vs the Miami Heat. Odom is expected to attend, according to sources
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) March 31, 2016
Reporter Rachel Nichols snapped a photo of Odom at Staples Center:
Lamar Odom walking into the Staples Center. Amazing. Told me he is feeling good. pic.twitter.com/9QoK9Na1pO
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) March 31, 2016
Here he is greeting fans:
— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) March 31, 2016
This game marks one of Odom’s highest-profile public appearances since he overdosed in October. Last month Odom attended a college baseball game not far from where he lives in Los Angeles. He also has been photographed out at bars recently, so we know he’s starting to get out there.
Showing up at a Lakers game and receiving all the love from his fans may work wonders for Odom’s self-esteem. Some of his friends reportedly are concerned about his drinking, but him making an appearance like this is a good sign.