What a tragedy
Respect to Kobe Bryant for reportedly leaving the game to be by Lamar Odom's side as he fights for his life.
That's real from Kobe
People have been reaching out to him for years now, he just doesn't want the help. There's so much you can do for a person who doesn't want help. It's a tough situation all around.
Phil gave him an opportunity to latch onto the Knicks last season, but he didn't follow through with it and they cut him by training camp. Plenty of people from the Laker organization have tried helping him/reaching out to him for a while too.
He's been in a rough place these past few years and it's obvious. It sucks too because you can tell he is such a nice guy.
Him simply "pulling through" this particular situation wouldn't be enough. It would be like a putting band aid over a cancerous tumor.
He has to change. He's been known to have a mess of a life plagued by addiction for years now. He has to change or else it's just a matter of time before this **** happens again... IF he pulls through this time around that is.