Lamar Odom says Kobe Bryant comes to him in his dreams to provide inspiration.
TMZ recently caught up with Odom at the airport. While speaking with the NBA player, Odom mentions he still feels the presence of his late friend and former teammate, Kobe Bryant.
Odom says that the deceased Lakers legend “comes to me in dreams.” He also gave some details of the dreams and say Kobe gives him encouraging words every time.
“[He’s] just talking to me all the time,” Odom said. “‘Hang in there. Keep fighting.’ A lot of sh*t.”
Odom added that sometimes he and Kobe play basketball together in his dreams. The former teammates played together from 2004-2011 with the Lakers and remained close afterward.
Kobe won a pair of championship rings with Odom alongside him, in 2009 and 2010. Odom was also the league’s Sixth Man of the Year in 2011, while Bryant was the 2008 MVP when he took the Lakers to the Finals.
“His spirit, it’s so strong,” Odom said. “To me, he’s like not too far away. Especially when you’re dreaming of someone, and they talk to you in that dream, you’re definitely going to remember it.”