Lamar Odom, former NBA and reality TV star, hospitalized in Nevada
UPDATE – Former NBA star Lamar Odom had been using cocaine on Saturday, employees at the Nevada brothel where he was found unresponsive Tuesday told 911 dispatchers, Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly told reporters.
Investigators have obtained a blood sample from Odom, which will be submitted for testing to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police laboratory.
“At this point, the case is ongoing,” Wehrly said.
Lamar Odom, who won two NBA championships while a forward for the Los Angeles Lakers, has been hospitalized in Las Vegas, the Nye County Sheriff’s Office announced.
Odom, also known for having been married to reality star Khloe Kardashian, was found unresponsive at the Love Ranch in Crystal, Nevada, on Tuesday afternoon. He was transported from the legal brothel to Desert View Hospital in Pahrump.
The 35-year-old Odom was treated by doctors then transferred to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas.
Authorities didn’t release his condition
Odom was married to Kardashian in 2009 and the two had their own show, “Khloe & Lamar,” which lasted two seasons and 20 episodes. Kardashian filed for divorce in 2013, and two years later the couple signed divorce papers.
Odom played for four teams during his 14 seasons in the NBA and was the Sixth Man of the Year for the 2010-11 season.
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So many prayers sent up to you LO! I truly hope this isn't the last stop for you because you still have so much to give, not even to others but to yourself more importantly. Never know what someone is going through unless you're walking in their shoes. No judgement. Straight up homie!
CNN’s Dave Alsup contributed to this report.