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Lamar Odom shares he got a Kobe Bryant tattoo after speaking to Mamba in his dreams

Lamar Odom is one of the select few who formed a deep friendship with Kobe Bryant.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant celebrates a victory with forward Lamar Odom

Kobe Bryant and Lamar Odom

Lamar Odom is one of the select few who have formed a relationship with Kobe Bryant outside the hardcourt. Odom commemorated his former teammate and good friend with a new tattoo — something he got after he dreamed of the late Los Angeles Lakers star.

The afterlife

Odom was recently spotted sporting a new Kobe Bryant tattoo on his neck. The two-time champion shared that he dreamed of Kobe several times in the Celebrity Big Brother house. In one of those dreams, Odom said that Bryant shared the truth about the afterlife.

It’s just his face. It’s on my neck. When I was in the ‘CBB’ house I dreamed [of] him four or five times. They were really vivid and easy to remember because he was talking to me in the dreams. He just looked back to me and said, ‘LO, the afterlife ain’t what people make it up to be,’ and I just kinda woke up,” Odom said, per Page Six Style.

While Odom was pleased to hear Bryant’s voice once again, he was puzzled by what the Black Mamba said. According to Odom, Bryant’s comments about the afterlife could have a plethora of meanings.

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“I’m stunned and shocked, but it could mean a lot of things. It could’ve meant that he misses his people, misses his daughters. Could’ve meant maybe his job wasn’t finished yet. I woke up really emotional after that,”

Lamar Odom, Page Six Style

A friendship that runs deep

When Odom was hospitalized after being discovered unconscious at a brothel, Bryant was one of the first who visited him. Kobe was at a preseason game in MGM where he reportedly left early due to “personal reasons.” It was later confirmed that he did visit Odom at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas.

While fans fell in love with Bryant’s deed, there were others, particularly hip-hop star Master P, who was doubtful of the act. To recall, after Odom’s stint ended in LA, his career went downhill. He couldn’t find a fit with the Dallas Mavericks and the LA Clippers. The Lakers entered conversations on bringing the forward back again but ultimately decided to sign other players. Master P believes Bryant was partly to blame for Odom’s downfall.

If Kobe was his friend ... Kobe, like, owns the team. He could’ve got the man back on the team ... that’s all he wanted,” Master P said, per TMZ.

Bryant later responded via Twitter but did not drop any names. Yet it is safe to assume that he was talking about the rapper.

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 kind of culture we have created that has led us to such insensitive suspicion,” Bryant tweeted.

The only opinion that matter is Odom's, and his latest tattoo speaks volumes. 

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