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Earlier this week, former Laker Lamar Odom was discovered on Tuesday unconscious in a Las Vegas brothel, with reports claiming he had taken a slew of drugs. Upon hearing the news, former teammate Kobe Bryant left the game and rushed to the hospital where his friend was placed.
Everyone appreciated Kobe's support of his close friend except for Master P. TMZ caught up with Master P, who knew Odom and put some of the blame for his drug troubles squarely at the feet of Kobe. “If Kobe was his friend…Kobe, like, owns the [Lakers]. He could’ve got the man back on the team,” P said, adding that Bryant rushing to Odom’s bedside made him a “phony.”
Rather then wait days to reply to the comment, Kobe hopped on social media to share his thoughts on the matter.
Kobe hopped on Twitter to address the comment made by Master P.
The Laker great wrote "When WE feel the need to question the support of others in moments as critical as a life hanging in the balance, then we must question the type of culture we have created that has led US to such insensitive suspicion."
I have a feeling this won't be the last we have heard of this matter but,
How do you feel on the matter? Is Master P right, should he have done more for Odom to keep him occupied and focused before this incident?
Nah. Odom has no one to blame but himself. Of course people could have helped him out but its still his fault.
*sigh* I really dislike it when people make comments like the ones Master P has made here. To assume that one person can prevent another from doing something that they truly want to do is simply ridiculous. One of my brothers has a drug problem. It's been a battle from here to the moon for our family. We have tried anything and everything to help and he simply doesn't Want to change. He's a master at hiding this problem when he wants or needs to. You can't look at a situation like this and blame a third party. You just can't. How about instead we look at what might have really been happening here? He's going through a divorce - a very public and two sided divorce. He's lost so many people in his life I can't even list them all, but they do include his "mother" and son. Let's not forget the cousin that died, again very publicly. He's also had a problem with prostitution since his college days. (Did that have something to do with the divorce? Who knows.) Phil Jackson, his former coach, signs him again to the Knicks and he got cut there before even stepping on the court because he couldn't achieve NBA standards to play ball. (Why not just blame Phil Jackson, then, P? Smh) That had to be embarrassing as hell for the man. Then, the brothel owner says he was fine for days until someone started calling and "bothering him." At that time, he turned "somber". It's just been one thing after another...people sometimes fold in desperation and there is Nothing anyone else can do about it. But sure. It MUST be Kobe's fault.
@ButterflyBlu Yes they certainly do. Did you see the tweet that his daughter wrote about him?
@mchlyang me, too! I truly do. His children deserve that, even if no one else!
@ButterflyBlu That is very true...but I still do hope he can pull through and come back to show the world how strong he is.
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