It’s a long way down from NBA Champion to being found unconscious at a brothel just outside of Las Vegas, but sadly that is the trip former All-Star Lamar Odom has taken.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Nye County Sherriff got a call at about 3:15 PM for an unresponsive male at the Love Ranch. Turns out that Odom arrived at the Ranch Saturday and was partying with the girls for days.
On Tuesday afternoon, one of the girls went to his room in the VIP Suites and found him unresponsive and on the floor. She started screaming for a manager immediately. When the he showed up, he rolled Odom over and saw “mucus-type liquid coming out of his nose and mouth.” So he called 9-1-1 right away to get help for Odom.
An ambulance took Lamar to Pahrump hospital, where doctors intubated him … an indication he could not breathe on his own. They were going to airlift Odom to a Las Vegas hospital, but his 6’10” frame would not fit in the helicopter, so they had to drive him there by ambulance instead.
Odom was allegedly partying at the Ranch alone, no entourage or anything, and he was taking an herbal substitute for Viagra. The story is still developing as of this time, but I am told by sources that it does not look good for Odom.
This is not his first foray into drug use, as he ran into trouble when he was at Rhode Island University, and then relapsed into harder drug use when his marriage to Khloe Kardashian was on the rocks.
As a Laker fan, all I can say it is a dam shame that this has happened, and my thoughts and prayers are with L.O. and his family at this time.