Master P Has More Thoughts On Kobe Bryant And The Kardashian’s “Phony” Lamar Odom Support


Master P has been highly critical of Kobe Bryant and his support of Lamar Odom as he fights for his life in a Las Vegas hospital. Earlier this week, P was interviewed saying Kobe’s public display of emotion over Lamar Odom is an ACT because he had the chance to SAVE Lamar, but didn’t step up when it counted.

He says that if Kobe really wanted to help Lamar, he would’ve used his pull with the Lakers organization to get them to bring LO back.

“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.”

P also claims the NBA “blackballed” Lamar because he appeared on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” He went on to say that in his opinion, Khloè loved him but that Lamar made a mistake marrying her because “he didn’t realize what he was getting into.” And then he warned James Harden.

Kobe took to Twitter and put this message out.

Which prompted Master P to come back with this response and claim that its all for publicity.


Master P speaks truth..he says, “If you’re real with someone, you keep it real through the good and bad times. I understand first hand from dealing with my own brother that was living recklessly, I had to show him tough love but I’d never cut him off because we’re blood. I’m not pointing the finger at anyone, Lamar’s unfortunate situation is a result of his own decisions and actions. I can relate to D.L. Hugley’s statement on dealing with family members with addictions, it’s draining. I’m not a phony, I can admit that I stopped dealing with Lamar years ago for those same reasons.

Even though I’ve known Lamar for over 15 years, it wasn’t like we were the best of friends. I tried to mentor him and give him advice but he is a grown man and made his own decisions. You can’t help anyone that don’t want any help and I get that, that ‘s life. So that’s why I stopped dealing with Lamar, it’s not like we’re blood related where I would have to put up with his reckless behavior.

I’m sure Lamar has many people in his life such as family members, friends, colleagues, teammates, significant others who have stopped dealing with him but I’m just not afraid to openly admit it, due to his unfortunate medical situation. I can also admit that me and my family are far from perfect, we have situations we’re dealing with. My prayers are going out to Lamar and his family. I pray that he comes out of this, he may have a rocky past but overall he’s a good brother. And the only reason I’m not running to the hospital to visit him, I’m not looking for publicity, I don’t need it.

Only when I was asked, I stated my opinion on what I knew about this man from the times I was around him. Lamar complained about how everybody turned their backs on him, even his nba buddies. But then people blew my opinion out of proportion. I understand that Kobe is one of the greatest basketball players in the world and people are going to side with him. I have nothing against Kobe or the Lakers. I have nothing to hide and I’m willing to speak face to face with anybody, with Kobe or Kardashians about the conversations that Lamar and I have had concerning him trying to get his life back together and getting back into the league. I’m not about entertaining no mess and I’m only speaking on this because I knew this brother. I hope that if ever I was in a similar situation where I couldn’t speak for myself, that somebody would keep it 100 for me.

The truth hurts, even in Hollywood. My condolences to the people that really love him. And I am not trying to question the support of others that are truly grieving, this is a critical, life and death situation. This is only my opinion, it’s just sad that last month no one had anything positive to say about Lamar.. and that’s what I meant by being phony.

P really doesn’t know what sort of effort Kobe or the Kardashians made. I think its insensitive to hold someone’s battle with addiction, as the responsibility of his friends and family.