Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 11/1/13
Phil Jackson says he's concerned about Lamar Odom and his life after basketball. And thinks he knows the root of the struggling NBA player's troubles as he tries to come back from addiction. "We thought the Kardashian arrangement, or marriage, was a terrific thing for him because it's a family, a structure, something that would give him support," the  Hall of Fame coach said on "The Seth Davis Show," referring to Odom's marriage to Khloe Kardashian. "Maybe it wasn't," he continued. "Basically, I think he's thrown his cell phone away ... went into hibernation." "We're very concerned about him," Jackson said. "But I understand things are looking up ... so I'm really hopefully that will happen. Basketball has been his life and without it, it's a very destructive course." The first part of the interview ran on Oct. 28; the second is scheduled to go live Friday via the website Campusinsiders.com.
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