Lamar Odom Gifts Shoes, Basketballs To African Hooper In Need Of Gear
Lamar Odom played the role of Santa about nine months early this year … deciding to send a bunch of gifts to a hooper in Africa — after he was inspired by the way the man was training with beat-up gear.
The baller’s name is Nkwain Kennedy, and he’s gained hundreds of thousands of followers on social media the past year or so after posting inspirational videos of himself working out with destroyed basketballs and tattered kicks.
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A rep for Odom says the ex-LA Lakers star caught one of Kennedy’s vids recently while scrolling through Instagram … and he was so moved by the footage, he wanted to put together a care package for the guy.
Odom got in touch with Kennedy through social media, found out his shoe size and his Cameroon address and FedExed him a box full of goodies.
We’re told the present included two Wilson basketballs, Reebok Allen Iverson and Nike Giannis Antetokounmpo kicks, some Nike socks … and a handwritten note.
“To Nkwain,” Odom wrote on the card. “Love the hustle. God bless.”
Odom autographed the note as well.
We’re told the gift is currently en route … awesome stuff, LO!