Lamar Odom has finally addressed the rumors that he has started partying again and that his marriage to Khloe Kardashian is officially over. ET caught up with the former L.A. Laker at the Staples Center on Wednesday night, where he attended Kobe Bryant’s record-breaking final game.
“I’ve never been better, especially after tonight,” Odom told ET’s Kevin Frazier. “He had 60 [points] tonight. He is the world, learned so much from him off the court, on the court, everything kinda translates and life is beautiful.”
The former NBA star, 36, lent his support to his “older brother” Bryant in a recorded video message earlier in the evening. Speaking with ET, he also addressed the rumors that he has started partying again after his hospitalization and rehabilitation following an incident last fall where he was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel.
“I mean, it gets tough, especially if so much gets speculated,” he said of the photos that surfaced of him out at a bar. “Only a few people know the truth, and I just keep that close to my heart.”
One of those people is likely Odom’s estranged wife, Khloe Kardashian. After his hospitalization, Kardashian, 31, delayed their divorce proceedings. But when these new photos surfaced, she was rumored to have moved forward with the split.
“We did talk, you know, everything is [up for] discussion,” Odom said of his ex. “We talk about anything. We’ve been through a lot. It won’t ever stop.”
But these days, Odom has more than his personal life on his mind. He told ET that his next step is to “get back on the court.”