UPDATE: 5:37PM ET – October 14, 2015 — According to TMZ, Odom was found to have cocaine and opiates in his system when checked into the hospital. It is also believed that he has suffered perhaps multiple strokes. Some reports state that he only has a 50/50 chance of pulling through, although we have not confirmed this.
Lamar Odom burst onto the NBA scene back in 1999, as a rookie for the Los Angeles Clippers. Putting up 16.6 points per game in his rookie campaign, he went on to become an all-star caliber player, winning two NBA championships, the Sixth Man of the Year award in 2011, and established himself as one of the better players in the league for over a decade. In 2009 Odom made headlines for another reason, when he married celebrity Khloé Kardashian. The marriage, which had its ups and downs, lasted just a few years as Kardashian filed for divorce just four years later in 2013, and the legal documents were finalized this past July. Since then, Odom’s life seems to be in a downward spiral. There have been rumors that he has had problems with a crack-cocaine addiction since the divorce and the death of two of his good friends, Jamie Sangouthai and Bobby Heyward.
Things have apparently taken a turn for the worse, as it has been reported that Odom was found yesterday in the Love Ranch brothel in Crystal, Nevada, unconscious. He was rushed to the hospital, reportedly foaming from the mouth and vomiting. No illegal drugs were found on him or in his room, although he had apparently taken an herbal supplement which provides effects similar to Viagra.
“He was taking a lot of it,” explained the brothel’s owner, Dennis Hof to NBC News. “We called 911, and the 911 told my staff what to do: turn him over on his left side. There was this terrible foaming stuff coming out of him. He was throwing up, a little bit of blood.”
Apparently Odom has some friends very concerned with his condition, as ETOnline reports that ex-wife Khloe Kardashian along with her sister Kim and Kris Jenner were en route to the Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas last evening to see the fallen star.
The Kardashians aren’t the only ones concerned for Odom’s well-being, however. It’s also been reported that Lakers star, Kobe Bryant left last nights pre-season game in Las Vegas, after “faking an injury” to rush to Odom’s bedside.
Apparently Odom remains in critical condition this morning as he still is in a coma, and doctors are unsure if he will survive. We will keep you updated on any changes we hear as the day goes on — a day that will certainly be filled with many rumors.
This is just one more sad story about someone who was at the top of the world, yet has fallen so hard. Our prayers are with Odom and his family at this time. Odom, 35 is the father of two children, Destiny, and Lamar Jr., as well as Jayden who unfortunately passed away from SIDS at 6 1/2 months old.