Former NBA and reality TV star Lamar Odom suffered brain damage and a stroke after he was found unconscious at a brothel. The two-time NBA champion was last seen at a Nevada legal brothel called ?Love Ranch,? owned by Dennis Hof, when he was found unconscious by two ?Love Ranch? employees, Ryder Cherry and Madison Montag last Tuesday. He was then taken by an ambulance and delivered to Desert View Hospital.
?When we called 911, 911 said roll him on his left side,? brothel owner Dennis Hof said in an interview, according to the Washington Post. ?And he started throwing up all kinds of stuff, foaming, throwing up all kinds of things. The girls said they didn?t see anything. The police came out and with the ambulance people. They didn?t see anything.
?The only thing we know for sure is that he was taking an excessive amount of herbal Viagra. Not to say that he wasn?t doing any drugs. But nobody saw anything like that. They saw no effects. What I understand is that he got a phone call and was a little bit somber on Sunday afternoon for a while. And then he kind of shook it off and was having a good time,? he added.
New York Knicks Coach and Odom?s former Lakers teammate Derek Fisher said in an interview according to NBC News, ?I?m obviously hoping that he can pull through this and that in some fortunate way this becomes the beginning of a different ending.?
The 35-year-old was visited by a number of friends and colleagues including former Lakers teammate and long-time companion Kobe Bryant, who immediately went to the hospital after his basketball game, Kim Kardashian, and ex-wife Khloe Kardashian. A number of NBA stars and personalities also posted on social media for the speedy recovery and of Odom, NBC news reported.
I have been praying all morning for my good friend and Laker great, Lamar Odom, that God will bless him to pull through.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) October 14, 2015
please don't go.
— Kendall (@KendallJenner) October 14, 2015