Lamar Odom honored his late father with a touching Instagram publish.
The previous NBA star, 41, thanked his family members and followers for his or her help after his father, Joe Odom, died final month.
“I respect each single one of you for sending me good power,” Odom wrote in an Instagram publish Monday. “Life isn’t promised. My pops and I had our variations however at the finish of the day I knew he cherished me and I cherished him and that’s actually all that issues.”
It seems that father and son had patched up their strained relationship earlier than Joe’s passing. The 2 had been at odds a number of years again when Odom’s then-wife, Khloé Kardashian, allegedly refused to maintain paying Joe’s lease following Odom’s near-fatal overdose at a brothel in 2015.
“She disrespected me. She determined to kick me out of my house when Lamar was in hospital in Nevada,” Joe informed The Submit in 2016, saying Odom had beforehand lined his $4,000 lease for 10 years.
“I simply want I might be at his aspect in LA to help him, however Khloé doesn’t need me there,” stated Joe, who stated he needed to go away his Los Angeles house for Brooklyn.
Joe, who was a veteran, stated at the time that he couldn’t work as a result of he suffered from PTSD and pneumonia.
In his Instagram publish Monday, Odom, a recovering drug addict, spoke about the significance of making amends with family members.
“I encourage you to take a while and make amends with household and pals, inform somebody you like them, smile slightly extra, giggle out loud, give your coronary heart to those who deserve it as a result of NOTHING is promised however death. That’s it,” the star wrote.
Odom, who has three youngsters, concluded, “Now the work begins, I’ve a legacy to depart!!”
Odom’s mom died of most cancers when he was 12 years previous. The athlete was raised after that by his grandmother, as his father reportedly struggled with an habit to heroin.