Lamar Odom hospitalized after being found unconscious in brothel
Thoughts and prayers are with Lamar Odom and his family this evening. The former NBA star was hospitalized late Tuesday afternoon after being found unconscious in a Nevada brothel. The owner of the brothel confirmed the news, as did several police reports.
According to Dennis Hof, Odom was transported earlier tonight by an ambulance and remains in critical care. Odom was taken to a nearby hospital in Pahrump, Nevada after being found. Odom is not currently at that same hospital, he was quickly moved via airlift to another medical facility in Las Vegas.
According to initial reports, Odom was first found unconscious in his room, he had been staying at the Love Ranch South in Pahrump for the last few days. Odom is a former Los Angeles Lakers player and U.S. Olympian.
Odom stuck fame after his Basketball career ended by dating, then marrying, reality star Khloe Kardashian. The two didn’t stay married that long, Khloe Kardashian filed for divorce after Odom found himself in trouble with the law. The former couple starred in a reality series called “Khloe & Lamar,” which premiered in April 2011. The show only lasted for two-seasons.
Odom had been at the Brothel since Saturday according to reports, apparently staying with several women. This according to TMZ, one of the first outlets to hear about the tragedy. Odom played with the Lakers from 2004 to 2011, he was first round-pick back in 2004.
This isn’t Odom’s first medical scare, he was arrested for DUI then plead no-contest back on On December 9, 2013. With the no-contest plea Odom skipped going to jail and instead was sentenced to three years probation and three months of alcohol abuse treatment.