News surfaced earlier this week that pro-basketball player Lamar Odom was rushed to a hospital after a suspected drug overdose. Family and friends, including Kobe Bryant and members of the Kardashians, rushed to Odom’s side once they learned of his tragic condition. But one person isn’t buying this support.
Master P shared his thoughts on those who are by Odom’s side, stating that it seems disingenuous. “So many phony and fake people out here now, and it goes to show when something happens to you, everybody is your friend, everybody loves you, but was that true? I don’t think so,” he said to TMZ. “I’m talking about Kobe. All this man wanted to do was play basketball. Kobe was his friend … Kobe, like, owns the team. He could’ve got the man back on the team… if you cared about him that much, why didn’t you get him into training camp.”
Master P, who’s been friends with Odom for over 15 years, said the athlete had a desire to get back on the court. But he also feels the NBA “blackballed” Odom because of his appearance on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. “[Odom] thought that show was going to help him after basketball,” Master P said. “Now you have all these people that loved you, talk all this stuff about you, how they missed you, how you’re the best basketball player, but when you were around you had no love.”
Many NBA players sent their well wishes for Odom’s recovery in a series of tweets. From Dwayne Wade to Vince Carter, the league’s athletes each shared their sentiments on this occurrence. “I truly hope this isn’t the last stop for you because you still have so much to give, not even to others but to yourself more importantly,” LeBron James wrote.
According to various news outlets, Lamar Odom remains in a coma.