Lakers News: Lamar Odom ‘Fighting For His Life’ At Las Vegas Hospital
Lakers News: Lamar Odom ‘fighting For His Life’ At Las Vegas Hospital
Getty Images

Former Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom is reportedly fighting for his life after being found unconscious at Dennis Hof’s Love Ranch South in Pahrump, Nevada.

According to TMZ, Odom was reportedly partying at the Love Ranch for days before being found unconscious:

Lamar Odom is fighting for his life after falling into unconsciousness at Dennis Hof’s Love Ranch South in Pahrump, Nevada … TMZ Sports has learned.

Sources at the Love Ranch tell us … 35-year-old Odom arrived at the Ranch on Saturday and was partying with the girls for days. A source at the Ranch said Lamar was taking an herbal substitute for Viagra.

Odom was found with a “mucus-type liquid” coming out of his nose and mouth prompting the 911 call from the Love Ranch. The former Laker was taken to a local hospital before being airlifted to another hospital in Las Vegas, via TMZ:

An ambulance took Lamar to Pahrump hospital, where doctors intubated him … an indication he could not breathe on his own.

We’re told Lamar is being airlifted from the hospital to Las Vegas for more treatment.

An unfortunate series of events for Odom, who has been struggling with life away from basketball and his ex-wife Khloe Kardashian over the past few years.

During his time with the Lakers, Odom won two NBA titles as well as the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award. The 35-year-old was adored by the fans and thought very highly of by the media in his seven years with the Lakers.

This is Dan Duangdao, Editor-in-Chief here at LakersNation.com. I want to thank you for your patience and support as the new Lakers season approaches. Beginning today, comments will be moderated to improve the quality of conversations on the website. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, feel free to e-mail me at DanDuangdao[at]LakersNation.com and I will do my best to respond back in a timely manner. Once again, thank you and go Lakers!

  • This is Dan Duangdao, Editor-in-Chief here at LakersNation.com. I want to thank you for your patience and support as the new Lakers season approaches. Beginning today, comments will be moderated to improve the quality of conversations on the website. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, feel free to e-mail me at DanDuangdao[at]LakersNation.com and I will do my best to respond back in a timely manner. Once again, thank you and go Lakers!

  • Never been the same since marrying Khloe Kardashian, and being traded. Very sad..

  • Never been the same since marrying Khloe Kardashian, and being traded. Very sad..

  • dang, what happened?? i miss the days just being so excited when watching him on the court. guy was mad versatile when he played, miss him a lot!

  • dang, what happened?? i miss the days just being so excited when watching him on the court. guy was mad versatile when he played, miss him a lot!

  • What the heck Joshh!

    Very insensitive thing to say. Lamar is fighting for his life !!!!

  • What the heck Joshh!

    Very insensitive thing to say. Lamar is fighting for his life !!!!

    This is no time to joke! !!

  • what did i say that was insensitive. all i said was i hope he makes it through ok. ur just trying to make me look like a bad guy nice try kid. what am i wrong with what i stated ?? no i was not. lamar does have a history with narcotics

  • what did i say that was insensitive. all i said was i hope he makes it through ok. ur just trying to make me look like a bad guy nice try kid. what am i wrong with what i stated ?? no i was not. lamar does have a history with narcotics

  • Honestly, who keeps flagging me? Yesterday it was al hadie. Today, no idea.

  • You said:
    “Lay off the cocaine Lamar”.

    If you can’t comprehend that what you said is insensitive , then there’s no hope for you.

  • Y’all wanted a moderator…now it’s here. Good luck folks, all I can say

  • You said:
    “Lay off the cocaine Lamar”.

    If you can’t comprehend that what you said is insensitive , then there’s no hope for you.

  • The editor in chief, dan something. Scroll through comments, he posted

  • The editor in chief, dan something. Scroll through comments, he posted

  • sad, sad news. that nixed trade decimated his hoops career and the kardashians had the same effect on his personal life. thoughts and prayers that he can pull it all back together. godspeed, LO! get well.

  • sad, sad news. that nixed trade decimated his hoops career and it seems like the kardashians had the same effect on his personal life. thoughts and prayers that he can pull it all back together. godspeed, LO! get well.

  • I felt sad and shocks I hope he can breathe and wake up.. He was a greatest goood players it made me tearing about his life struggle I wsh he was back to join lakers to make him feeel need love dang my prayers for him?? please don’t judgement about drug respect

  • I felt sad and shocks I hope he can breathe and wake up.. He was a greatest goood players it made me tearing about his life struggle I wsh he was back to join lakers to make him feeel need love dang my prayers for him?? please don’t judgement about drug respect

  • Today, nothing. Some dude implied I was “not straight” in a jokingly manner (he replied to you), I asked if he was really gonna go there. That’s it.
    Just now I posted something lengthy about LO, it automatically said waiting approval. Yet, I posted small comments and they went through

    Yesterday, al hadie..well, he keeps replying to my posts. He’s always bitter. He disliked my post about Kelly. I’m sure he flagged it. Then he replied some cr@p. I couldn’t reply right away as my comments were waiting for approval. Anyways, he insulted me. I smart@ssed him and offended him as retribution. He flagged me, I did not.

    That’s basically it. I’ll add I didn’t use foul language. Or homophobic slurs

  • Today, nothing. Some dude implied I was “not straight” in a jokingly manner (he replied to you), I asked if he was really gonna go there. That’s it.
    Just now I posted something lengthy about LO, it automatically said waiting approval. Yet, I posted small comments and they went through

    Yesterday, al hadie..well, he keeps replying to my posts. He’s always bitter. He disliked my post about Kelly. I’m sure he flagged it. Then he replied some cr@p. I couldn’t reply right away as my comments were waiting for approval. Anyways, he insulted me. I smart@ssed him and offended him as retribution. He flagged me, I did not.

    That’s basically it. I’ll add I didn’t use foul language. Or homophobic slurs

  • I wish Lamar Odom a full recovery from this whole incident, but I am still a bit pissed at him. The reason he got into this huge slump was not because of the divorce, and not because of the trade. It’s because he couldn’t move on. He needs to understand that at the end of the day, the NBA is a business. Yes, I don’t like some of the decisions these teams make, but we have to move on from them. And about the divorce from Khloe. If you guys divorced, that means it wasn’t meant to be. Just find a better partner, and don’t make the same mistake again.

  • I wish Lamar Odom a full recovery from this whole incident, but I am still a bit pissed at him. The reason he got into this huge slump was not because of the divorce, and not because of the trade. It’s because he couldn’t move on. He needs to understand that at the end of the day, the NBA is a business. Yes, I don’t like some of the decisions these teams make, but we have to move on from them. And about the divorce from Khloe. If you guys divorced, that means it wasn’t meant to be. Just find a better partner, and don’t make the same mistake again.

  • We didn’t experience his childhood. One can be “pissed” from their comfy chair as they play 2k and munch on chips. Nature shapes people. There’s a reason MWP can snap and become aggressive, while LO is mentally fragile. They grew up together, saw the same things, lived through the same things.

    LO grew up without a mom. His grandma died while raising him. His daughter died. Then he reached a moment of happiness…but it all disappeared within a few yrs. We cannot judge this man’s decisions as we haven’t lived his life. Yes, the basketball and money part of his life are great…but that’s all he had going. He has nothing now

  • We didn’t experience his childhood. One can be “pissed” from their comfy chair as they play 2k and munch on chips. Nature shapes people. There’s a reason MWP can snap and become aggressive, while LO is mentally fragile. They grew up together, saw the same things, lived through the same things.

    LO grew up without a mom. His grandma died while raising him. His daughter or son died. Then he reached a moment of happiness…but it all disappeared within a few yrs. We cannot judge this man’s decisions as we haven’t lived his life. Yes, the basketball and money part of his life are great…but that’s all he had going. He has nothing now

  • Man, people like you just make me laugh for being so damn soft. Yes Lamar is fighting for his life, and from what we know so far, I am 99% sure the reason is something related to drugs. If it later comes out that it wasn’t drug related, then I’ll change my statement. But until then, I don’t think there’s a need to be sensitive and soft. We need to openly be able to say that yes, doing hard drugs is a terrible idea and bad for you.

  • Man, people like you just make me laugh for being so damn soft. Yes Lamar is fighting for his life, and from what we know so far, I am 99% sure the reason is something related to drugs. If it later comes out that it wasn’t drug related, then I’ll change my statement. But until then, I don’t think there’s a need to be sensitive and soft. We need to openly be able to say that yes, doing hard drugs is a terrible idea and bad for you.

  • Joshhh is a misunderstood creature of habit. Give him a break

    Insensitive would be someone posting rap lines from the song COCO

  • Joshhh is a misunderstood creature of habit. Give him a break

    Insensitive would be someone posting rap lines from the song COCO

  • Praying for you Lamar and hoping that you will get better. May God bless and keep you and your family.

  • Praying for you Lamar and hoping that you will get better. May God bless and keep you and your family.

  • My comment stating we have a mod got flagged and is pending…
    So pathetic

  • My comment stating we have a mod got flagged and is pending…
    So pathetic

  • What do drugs have to do with a man fighting for his life?

    Get over your soapbox about drugs and realize we’re talking about a human being.

  • What do drugs have to do with a man fighting for his life?

    Get over your soapbox about drugs and realize we’re talking about a human being.

  • Well I hope you guys get rid of ALL the trolls that invade this website…

  • Well I hope you guys get rid of ALL the trolls that invade this website…

  • My prayers are with you Mr.Lamar Odom may God continue to be with you and bless you nothing but love for you straight out of Charlotte NC.

  • My prayers are with you Mr.Lamar Odom may God continue to be with you and bless you nothing but love for you straight out of Charlotte NC.

  • I hope Lamar gets well but what’s going on with him. The man is bringing his life down. The man had it all a ring a woman that is looking good now and a nice house now it’s all gone. I wish’em happyness because the man needs it.

  • I hope Lamar gets well but what’s going on with him. The man is bringing his life down. The man had it all a ring a woman that is looking good now and a nice house now it’s all gone. I wish’em happyness because the man needs it.

  • praying for you bro!! you will be a lakers for ever in my eyes and other fans.. hope you make it. i dont wish this to happen to you or anybody else and hope you dont go down like this.. i blame the kardiashains

  • praying for you bro!! you will be a lakers for ever in my eyes and other fans.. hope you make it. i dont wish this to happen to you or anybody else and hope you dont go down like this.. i blame the kardiashains

  • divorce, then trade then cut out by the knicks.. everthign went down for him smh

  • divorce, then trade then cut out by the knicks.. everthign went down for him smh

  • Hey to joshhh and all the dumb kids , please stay off the comment section right now. This is serious to all Lamar fans and friends – no time to joke around! Thanks

  • Hey to joshhh and all the dumb kids , please stay off the comment section right now. This is serious to all Lamar fans and friends – no time to joke around! Thanks

  • A lot of people have done drugs , and I’m not perfect myself! We are going through an epidemic in our country and all people know someone that has had a drug problem in their life. Have some compassion, just cause you do drugs doesn’t mean your a bad person. His mom died when he was young, and Jamie (his best friend) just died a couple of months ago . People need to help not turn their backs to drug addicts. This is what happens when friends and family turn their back on drug addicts death—jail—- institutions!! We need to find a better way????

  • A lot of people have done drugs , and I’m not perfect myself! We are going through an epidemic in our country and all people know someone that has had a drug problem in their life. Have some compassion, just cause you do drugs doesn’t mean your a bad person. His mom died when he was young, and Jamie (his best friend) just died a couple of months ago . People need to help not turn their backs to drug addicts. This is what happens when friends and family turn their back on drug addicts death—jail—- institutions!! We need to find a better way????

  • Why are you pissed at him? The guy was an all-star before the nixed trade and the NBA didn’t add him to the final roster that year. He had a problem and didn’t even know you ! He didn’t owe you anything — he gave us lakers a lot , 2 rings with Kobe and crew✌?️

  • Why are you pissed at him? The guy was an all-star before the nixed trade and the NBA didn’t add him to the final roster that year. He had a problem and didn’t even know you ! He didn’t owe you anything — he gave us lakers a lot , 2 rings with Kobe and crew✌?️

  • He’s also had a rough time with opiates. I’m sure he’s well aware he needs to “lay off the cocaine.” No need for your subtle little insults.

  • He’s also had a rough time with opiates. I’m sure he’s well aware he needs to “lay off the cocaine.” No need for your subtle little insults.

  • A Laker great. I hope he pulls through and maybe lakers can hire him for a staff position, he deserves a second chance at what he loved to do.

  • A Laker great. I hope he pulls through and maybe lakers can hire him for a staff position, he deserves a second chance at what he loved to do.

  • WTF Lamar should still be playing for my life time beloved Lakers ,WTF Lamar Odom just checked out of life ,someone get Lamar to Dr.Drew ,get Lamar Odom back on the court.!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • WTF Lamar should still be playing for my life time beloved Lakers ,WTF Lamar Odom just checked out of life ,someone get Lamar to Dr.Drew ,get Lamar Odom back on the court.!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • If I had a vote for the Lakers with the biggest heart of gold, it would be Lamar Odom. Luv Ya Dude!

  • If I had a vote for the Lakers with the biggest heart of gold, it would be Lamar Odom. Luv Ya Dude!

  • Of course the Kardashians ran to be by his side……..with camera crews right there too. Kris Jenner sees dollar signs in someone else’s downfall

  • Of course the Kardashians ran to be by his side……..with camera crews right there too. Kris Jenner sees dollar signs in someone else’s downfall

  • Praying for Lamar. He is always a Laker to me. I pray that if he pulls through this he gets the very serious help he needs. I want to see him around for decades after this. There are obviously some very severe demons he is fighting and I hope and pray he conquers them all. I hope it’s not too late. He is an absolute favorite of mine and so many Laker fans. God bless you all ESPECIALLY LAMAR RIGHT NOW !

  • Praying for Lamar. He is always a Laker to me. I pray that if he pulls through this he gets the very serious help he needs. I want to see him around for decades after this. There are obviously some very severe demons he is fighting and I hope and pray he conquers them all. I hope it’s not too late. He is an absolute favorite of mine and so many Laker fans. God bless you all ESPECIALLY LAMAR RIGHT NOW !

  • He never had it all. He was always missing the comfort of family since he was a kid. That has a huge effect on someone especially when he keeps losing everyone around him. No mom no dad no grandma lost his first kid lost his best friend lost his team in the trade lost his wife in a divorce. He’s got a lot going on and maybe he could’ve done things different, but I’m not blaming him for what he did. He was looking for a break and unfortunately he thought drugs were the way. Praying for Lamar to pull through and turn his life around. He’s a great guy who deserves to have some peace.

  • He never had it all. He was always missing the comfort of family since he was a kid. That has a huge effect on someone especially when he keeps losing everyone around him. No mom no dad no grandma lost his first kid lost his best friend lost his team in the trade lost his wife in a divorce. He’s got a lot going on and maybe he could’ve done things different, but I’m not blaming him for what he did. He was looking for a break and unfortunately he thought drugs were the way. Praying for Lamar to pull through and turn his life around. He’s a great guy who deserves to have some peace.

  • I care like those who care enough about a player to support them when they are down not just cheer for them when they are on top of the world.

    Lamar, I’ve had you in my thoughts since hearing of your struggles.

    Last night true fans and compassionate people all began to pray for your recovery. Our love and support goes out to you and all your loved ones.

    Get well soon !

    Paytc

  • I care like those who care enough about a player to support them when they are down not just cheer for them when they are on top of the world.

    Lamar, I’ve had you in my thoughts since hearing of your struggles.

    Last night true fans and compassionate people all began to pray for your recovery. Our love and support goes out to you and all your loved ones.

    Get well soon !

    Paytc

  • LO,

    One of my favorite bball players, next to Ron Artest. Both come from tough parts of NY. 
    These two are real and never ever forgot to let you know where they came from.
    From South Jamaica Queens to Los Angeles, we’re praying for you brotha.

    Psalms 27:4-5 
    One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple. For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock.

  • LO,

    One of my favorite bball players, next to Ron Artest. Both come from tough parts of NY. 
    These two are real and never ever forgot to let you know where they came from.
    From South Jamaica Queens to Los Angeles, we’re praying for you brotha.

    Psalms 27:4-5 
    One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple. For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock.

  • Last season, trolls spew racist rants against Asians all over the site and nothing was done. It turned a lot of people away.

  • Last season, trolls spew racist rants against Asians all over the site and nothing was done. It turned a lot of people away.

  • I don’t if you’re asian or something, if you are than i’m so sorry for you (for real), i personally didn’t see any of that, the only thing i saw were Lin jokes, but all jokes aside i’m pretty sure most of those asian fans were here to root for Jeremy Lin (not for the Lakers) but since he’s not playing with us anymore they simply left or at least that’s what I think.

  • I don’t if you’re asian or something, if you are than i’m so sorry for you (for real), i personally didn’t see any of that, the only thing i saw were Lin jokes, but all jokes aside i’m pretty sure most of those asian fans were here to root for Jeremy Lin (not for the Lakers) but since he’s not playing with us anymore they simply left or at least that’s what I think.

  • I totally disagree, this is a tragedy but also lesson and an example to all the young adolescent who are either doing or contemplating doing any kind of illicit drugs to think twice about trying it for the first time and witnessing LO who may be their role model some of these younger kids may just get it.

    This is a forum to discuss issues and this IS THE TIME AND PLACE to discuss it right now.

    It’s totally appropriate for him to say it is probably drugs and I wouldn’t bet against him. Would you?

  • I totally disagree, this is a tragedy but also lesson and an example to all the young adolescent who are either doing or contemplating doing any kind of illicit drugs to think twice about trying it for the first time and witnessing LO who may be their role model some of these younger kids may just get it.

    This is a forum to discuss issues and this IS THE TIME AND PLACE to discuss it right now.

    It’s totally appropriate for him to say it is probably drugs and I wouldn’t bet against him. Would you?

  • From my boss to lamar- “i am a really big fan of yours and im praying for you and kloe. Much love and prayers, Donna.

  • From my boss to lamar- “i am a really big fan of yours and im praying for you and kloe. Much love and prayers, Donna.

  • @NotSoAnonymous I understand that I didn’t live his life in his shoes, but that’s just how I perceived the whole scenario. But the path that Odom took was dreadful. Yes, he did have a rough childhood, and also lost many loved ones leading up to this event. But partying in a brothel for 3 days straight, while consuming multiple drugs? That’s completely uncalled for.

    @Piña When did I ever say that he owed me anything? I was just explaining my perspective of the story.

    Anyways, please don’t take my comments too personally. I’m just explaining what’s going on in my head. We all are hoping Odom can get back into shape and make a comeback in the NBA.

  • @NotSoAnonymous I understand that I didn’t live his life in his shoes, but that’s just how I perceived the whole scenario. But the path that Odom took was dreadful. Yes, he did have a rough childhood, and also lost many loved ones leading up to this event. But partying in a brothel for 3 days straight, while consuming multiple drugs? That’s completely uncalled for.

    @Piña When did I ever say that he owed me anything? I was just explaining my perspective of the story.

    Anyways, please don’t take my comments too personally. I’m just explaining what’s going on in my head. We all are hoping Odom can get back into shape and make a comeback in the NBA.

  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.