Los Angles Lakers’ Metta World Peace has spoken out on former teammate Lamar Odom‘s publicized hospitalization last week in Nevada.
In Metta’s opinion, celebrities should caution themselves from visiting Odom, especially celebrity family the Kardashians.
“This is nothing against Khloe. This is for the celebrities that are coming to see Lamar. They should know they’re taking away from Lamar’s children. … The only Kardashian that needs to be there is Khloe. Not every Kardashian needs to be around. They need to keep it simple, so Lamar’s children can see him whenever they want to see him. They’re waiting in line to see their own father.” (LA Daily News)
Celebrity Kim Kardashian posted up a heartfelt message to Odom on Instagram early Sunday (October 18).
UGK’s Bun B relied on Twitter last week to speak out on Odom in light of media painting him as merely a reality television star.
ESPN host Scott Van Pelt shared similar thoughts on the situation during a broadcast earlier this week.
“Kardashian reality star? No. No, no, no,” Van Pelt said. “Lamar Odom, unlike those for whom fame is oxygen, who’s fame comes in the absence of accomplishment, his fame was earned. As Sixth Man Of The Year, as a multiple NBA champion. As the result of his significant role of the Los Angeles Lakers teams and being a beloved NBA teammate and peer.” (ESPN)