The NBA Community Reacts to Lamar Odom’s Severe Condition

Lamar Odom Hospital
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Two-time NBA champion, sixth man of the year winner, and olympic medalist Lamar Odom was hospitalized this past week after being found unconscious in a Neveda brothel. He has been reported to currently be on life support and still fighting.

Odom has dealt with drug abuse issues — particularly involving cocaine — since he’s been divorced and out of the league, but he was reportedly found with herbal viagra in his system called reload.

His family members have reportedly all flew to Nevada to be by his side, including his children Destiny and Lamar Jr. and ex-wives Liza Morales and Khloe Kardashian. Odom was in a major legal battle with Morales over custody of their children and Morales and Khloe had their differences but they all put them aside to be by Odom’s side. Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner were also reportedly at the hospital as well.

Perhaps the most touching public support for Odom has come from his NBA family and brotherhood of former teammates. Kobe Bryant, his Lakers teammate — which he won two championships with — left his preseason game in Las Vegas to be by Lamar’s side in the hospital. Former teammates Dwayne Wade, Pau Gasol, Derek Fisher, Luke Walton and Sasha Vujecic expressed their concern for Odom and asked for prayers on social media as did members of his NBA family LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Paul Pierce.

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