Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Lamar Odom Updates: Former NBA Star Remains In Critical Condition, Drugs Found in His System


**UPDATE: Oct. 13, 11:47 p.m. (via: CNN)

Former NBA star Lamar Odom was reportedly using cocaine on Saturday, employees at the Nevada brothel where he was found unresponsive four days later told 911 dispatchers.

- Investigators have obtained a blood sample from Lamer, which will be submitted for testing to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police laboratory.

- Khloe Kardashian, Lamar's estranged wife (their divorce was never finalized), will reportedly be in charge of making his medical decisions.

- Lamar's two children are with him at the hospital.

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Lamar Odom is still at a Las Vegas, Nevada hospital fighting for his life after being found at a brothel Tuesday (Oct. 14) and after partying all weekend, as reported yesterday.

Reports are currently stating Lamar remains in critical condition and may have suffered from brain damage and a stroke after drugs were found in his system. 


The 35-year-old basketball player checked into a legal brothel in Crystal on Saturday, according to owner Dennis Hof. (via: NBC News) He said Lamar was fine at 6 a.m. PT on Tuesday but when two of the women who work there checked on him at 3:30 p.m., they found him unconscious and foaming at the mouth.
Hof told NBC News that Lamar had been using a sex stimulant he called "herbal Viagra" that is sold at the ranch but that no illegal drugs were found in his VIP suite. Hof says his staff told Lamar "no drugs" and they never saw him bring any in the room. 
After the brothel called 911, Lamar was rushed to a nearby hospital and then taken by ambulance to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas because he was too tall to fit in a helicopter, according to reports.
Relatives and former teammates of Lamar, who won NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009 and 2010, were pulling for him to recover. Lakers star Kobe Bryant reportedly left the preseason game last night during the third quarter for personal reasons and rushed off to be at Lamar's side. Lamar's ex Khloe Kardashian, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Kendall and Kris Jenner are all at the hospital as well. Rev. Jesse Jackson also visited Lamar to pray for him as he fights. 


Kobe Bryant left the Lakers preseason game to visit Lamar in the hospital
Lamar's children and other close family members are also by his side, including his father, Joe Odom, who arrived at the Nevada hospital earlier today (Oct. 14) and is asking everyone to pray for his son. 


Joe Odom spotted heading to the hospital to be by Lamar's side
According to Radar Online, the helicopter ride would have taken less than thirty minutes.
A source told Radar, “Lamar’s medical team says valuable time was lost because he had to take the ambulance. He most likely wouldn’t have coded multiple times because doctors in the emergency room could have stabilized him much more quickly.”

Multiple stars tweeted out, sending their prayers to Lamar and his family, including Magic Johnson:  



Kobe's wife, Vanessa Bryant also posted about Lamar on her Instagram page after multiple rumors from a satire website flooded the internet falsely stating Lamar died when he is in fact still in a coma. 





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