Awwww, Kobe Bryant is sticking up for his former teammate!
Apparently the Mavericks' fans aren't happy with Lamar Odom — as they've started to boo harder and harder whenever he hits the court.
Here's what Kobe had to say about it:
“That’s just stupidity. It’s tough. He comes to a team that’s pretty much set, you know what I mean? So it’s hard for him to find his niche. The fans, they don’t really understand what he does or how he can do it, you know what I mean? I hope they don’t unlock that mystery. I know. I know how to use him and to use his skill set and this, that and the other. But with this team, the roster that they had being pretty much set, it’s tough for him to be able to find his groove here.”
That's so nice of Kobe to say, and we think that there is a chance that Lamar will bounce back, but at what point do you stop making excuses?
It's entirely possible that sadly, he just isn't the player he used to be!
Only time will tell, though. The problem is — how much time do you give for something like that?
We hope you get back in the groove, Lamar!
[Image via WENN.]