Lamar is back in a Los Angeles Clipper’s jersey and received a standing ovation Wednesday as he took the court at USC’s Galen Center for a training session. His proud father Joseph sat court side and Lamar, happy to see him, hugged and kissed his dad throughout the practice. HollywoodLife.com was there and has all the EXCLUSIVE photos and details.
While Khloe Kardashian chaperoned her two sisters Kylie and Kendall Jenner at Justin Bieber‘s concert at Staples Center on Wednesday, October 3, Lamar Odom was a few blocks away in his first public training session with the L.A. Clippers at USC’s Galen Center, while his dad Joseph Odom sat court side watching Lamar kick butt on the court.
“When Lamar first saw Joe sitting court side, he immediately got off the bench and went over and gave Joe a hug and a kiss. It was an incredibly tender and genuine moment,” an onlooker exclusively reveals to HollywoodLife.com “Every time Lamar hit a three, or made an assist or stole the ball, Joe would stand up and cheer proudly. Lamar kept looking at his dad and would run over and hug him again and kiss him on the cheek. He even said ‘I love you pops.'”
Lamar wasn’t the only Clipper showing Joe some love. The entire team, including Grant Hill, Chris Paul, Ronny Turiaf and DeAndre Jordan all came over and hung out with Lamar’s dad.
“Grant said to Joe, ‘Hey pops, you all right? How have you been? Lamar’s looking good out there. We’re going to try to bring it (the Championship) back home. Love you pops,'” the onlooker reveals. “Chris came over and said ‘Joe, you’re the man. We love you. Glad to have Lamar here. We’re going to do it this year.'”
Our onlooker continues, “After the scrimmage, Lamar had some one-on-one time with his father in the VIP section. Lamar took a bunch of pictures with Joe. Lamar was genuinely affectionate with his dad and kissed him more on the cheek and then they went off – just the two of them – for about 5 minutes into another room and had some father son bonding time. I think Lamar was crying a bit because there’s a history and Lamar probably wanted a private tearful moment with his dad.”
HollywoodLife.com has also learned that while the ink hasn’t dried on Khloe’s The X Factor hosting gig, Lamar is rooting for her and thinks she’ll be a great host.
“The two were joking about The X Factor and Lamar said something like ‘Khlo is the best, she can do anything. Happy wife means happy life,’ to which Joe said ‘All right son, go get some sleep.'”
What do you think, Hollywoodlifers? How sweet of a son is Lamar?
— Eric Ray
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