Keith Closs was quite the intriguing prospect as a 7-foot-3 shot-blocker, but his career amounted to less than three full seasons with the Clippers as he essentially drank himself out of the NBA. Closs' last season, 1999-2000, was Lamar Odom's first, and during that brief time, they made a connection.

After Odom's near-death experience in mid-October, Closs was uniquely qualified to provide some perspective, which he gave exclusively to ESNews. Check out more interviews on ESNews.

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