Ex-NBA star Odom reported critical, Kardashian at his side
Updated: 2015-10-15 09:30
Lakers star Kobe Bryant leaves the Sunrise Hospital after visiting his former teammate Lamar Odom on Oct 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lamar, ex-husband of Khloe Kardashian, was rushed to a Las Vegas hospital Tuesday after he was found unresponsive in a Nevada brothel. [Photo/IC]
Former teammates rallied to his support on Wednesday.
Lakers player Kobe Bryant left following a preseason game to visit Odom in the hospital. Others took to Twitter.
"I have been praying all morning for my good friend and Laker great, Lamar Odom, that God will bless him to pull through," former Lakers great Earvin "Magic" Johnson, said in a tweet.
"What most people don't realize about Lamar Odom is that he's a better person than he is a basketball player," Johnson said.
Former teammate Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat tweeted, "Everyone will ask why or say how could he do this or that. If you're not walking in life thru his eyes, you will never know what it's like."
Odom won two championships with the Lakers in 2009 and 2010. Currently a free agent, he last played for the Los Angeles Clippers during the 2012-13 season and is no longer attached to any team.
Love Ranch owner Hof said Odom had arrived on Saturday.
"He was polite and reserved, and he told multiple employees that he was there to get some privacy and spend some time relaxing," Hof said. While prostitution is illegal in most of the United States, brothels are legal in some parts of Nevada.
Hof said staff reported that Odom had been taking "herbal Viagra" capsules but that no illicit drugs were found in his room. Brothel employees found Odom unconscious on Tuesday and called police after he started vomiting, Hof said.
Despite their rocky relationship and divorce, Kardashian has remained close to Odom. In an interview with Complex magazine for its August/September issue, she said she still missed him and spoke to him frequently by phone.