Normally I enjoy writing about brothels and all the madness that can happen at a crazy place where sex goes down, but today I’m in a very bad mood after finding out what happened to former NBA star Lamar Odom. An ex member of my favorite team, the Miami Heat, I’ve always been a fan of Lamar and have followed his career on and off of the basketball court.
Lamar Odom Clings to Life as Twitter Explodes with Prayers
He was found unconscious in a brothel called the Love Ranch in Nevada in a town called Crystal. I’ve read numerous reports and consulted many sources on this news, but the best information I found was on NBC News and of course, my favorite website, TMZ.com. All reports say that he was taking some sort of “Herbal viagra” and was not only unconscious, but was found foaming at the mouth and emitting blood from his mouth.
The kicker is that when they tried to airlift him to a Las Vegas area hospital, the 6’10 Odom was too tall for the chopper. He was subsequently driven the nearly 60 miles instead. The best timeline of events that I found was on the link (above) from TMZ. I’ve taken a screen capture of it to capture the timeline of events so far.
This devastating news has caused Twitter to erupt, and many reports have said that Kobe Bryant, along with Kim and Khloe Kardashian (Lamar’s ex wife) have visited him in the hospital. According to one report, Bryant literally left in the middle of his preseason game to visit Lamar. Khloe is said to be at his side right now as he is in a coma with his heart and lungs “failing.”
What we Know So Far….
Lamar was “partying with the girls for days.”
He was rolled over and a “mucous type liquid” was coming out of his nose and mouth.
Here’s a picture of the Love Ranch Odom was at. Reports say he was alone and not with any friends or entourage.
It’s well known that he’s had a tough go after being out of the NBA. There were reports he was doing crack, he entered rehab, and couldn’t get his life together. Most of this has been blamed on the failed marriage with Khloe Kardashian, and if you ask me, nothing has to be more stressful and taxing on a person than dealing with that family. In fact, Lamar was mad about Khloe and James Harden dating as I reported earlier. Could he have spiraled out of control in jealousy?
He’s had a tough life outside of his success on the basketball court, and it’s very unfortunate. He was a great member of the Miami Heat as well as several other teams. As a testament to how well liked he was around the league, here are a few of the tweets we’ve seen from ballers around the league.
PRAYERS all the way UP for my brother Lamar Odom!!!
My thoughts and prayers are with Lamar Odom and his family as well. I hate making updates like this. Please Tweet this page and share it on Facebook in support of Lamar Odom.