Lamar Odom remembers his late father Joe in a candid Instagram post.
Days after announcing his father’s death on April 20, the former NBA star opened up about his dad’s passing Monday on social media.
“Thank you to everyone who extended love and prayers to me during my time of bereavement. I appreciate every single one of you for sending me good energy,” he captioned a drawing commissioned by friend and rumored flame Karlie Redd.
“Life is not promised. My pops and I had our differences but at the end of the day I knew he loved me and I loved him and that’s really all that matters,” the basketball player wrote.
As documented on “Khloé and Lamar,” his reality TV show with ex-wife Khloé Kardashian, Lamar had a tumultuous relationship with his father through the years.
Per Page Six, after Lamar suffered a near-fatal overdose at a Nevada brothel in 2015, reports alleged that Kardashian refused to keep paying for Joe’s rent.
“She disrespected me. She decided to kick me out of my home when Lamar was in hospital in Nevada,” Joe told the Post in 2016, claiming his son had previously covered his $4,000 rent for 10 years.
“I just wish I could be at his side in L.A .to support him, but Khloé doesn’t want me there,” Joe, a veteran, continued — saying he was unable to work because he suffered from PTSD and pneumonia.
However, it appears Lamar and Joe put their differences aside prior to Joe’s passing.
In his note, Lamar encourages fans “to take some time and make amends with family and friends.”
“Tell someone you love them, smile a little more, laugh out loud, give your heart to those that deserve it because NOTHING is promised but death. That’s it,” he continued.
“Now the work begins, I have a legacy to leave !!” he concluded.
Odom’s mother tragically passed away from cancer when he was 12 years old.
Per Page Six, the athlete was reportedly raised by his grandmother after his mom’s death, as his father reportedly struggled with an addiction to heroin.