It’s been an interesting week in the news for Lamar Odom.
On Sunday, videos showed Odom dancing around, appearing quite healthy while hanging out with the Kardashians. Then, TMZ revealed that he was out at a bar drinking the night before, although he seemed to be under control.
Bryant was thrilled to see his old friend.
Kobe got to spend time with Lamar after the game, saying it was like “old times” for the two friends. Talked trash, joked and everything.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) March 31, 2016
When Odom was shown on the jumbotron, the fans at Staples Center showered him in applause.
A number of players other than Bryant went to talk to Odom at various points in the game, including Dwyane Wade.
Dwyane Wade laughing and talking to Lamar Odom in between breaks in the action.
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) March 31, 2016
This is the first NBA game Odom has attended since his overdose in October. Clearly, he was elated to be back.
Just saw Lamar Odom walking out of Staples Center. He said "It was awesome. I got goosebumps "
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) March 31, 2016