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Lamar Odom’s Former Mentor & Coach Reminisces About One Of Their Last Conversations — 'He Absolutely Hadn't Given Up'

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Lamar's former coach is 'rooting for him.'

Ever since Lamar Odom was found unconscious in a Vegas-area legal brothel on Tuesday, there's been an outpouring of love and support for the former LA Laker.

The 35-year-old remains in a coma with reportedly "no improvement," and people continue to hold out hope for the father of two.

One of Lamar's former coaches, Gary Charles, is one of those people — even opening up to share some beautiful memories of the basketball player!

Related: Lamar's Loved Ones Reportedly "Preparing For The Worst"

Having known the New York native as a teen, he reminisces about the time Odom showed up late to a semifinal game. Refusing to play him, he recalls Lamar showing up early to the championship game, where they won and he was named MVP.

Gary shared:

"He looked at me without saying a word and smiled but I knew what he was thinking. 'I know coach, I know,' with his million dollar smile."

It's no wonder Coach Charles remembers that moment! It says so much about Lamar's character.

And he continued, revealing:

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