Lamar Odom found 'unresponsive' at a Nevada brothel

Cops find Khloe Kardashian's ex-husband in 'unresponsive' state

Los Angeles: Lamar Odom, a former NBA champion who gained wider fame as the husband of reality TV star Khloe Kardashian was in hospital after being found "unresponsive" at a Nevada brothel. The Nye County Sheriff’s Department was called on Tuesday to Love Ranch, a legal brothel in Crystal, Nevada, for a report of an "unresponsive" man needing an ambulance, according to Sheriff Sharon A Wehrly.

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom

The sheriff said the man identified as Odom, was treated by physicians and taken to hospital in Nevada, before being transported to a Las Vegas hospital. The emergency call came from Richard Hunter, media director for Dennis Hof, who owns the Love Ranch and other brothels in Nevada, Wehrly said.

There were no further details on the condition of the 35-year-old, who had been reported by celebrity website TMZ to be "fighting for his life". Odom won NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009 and 2010, but last played in the league in 2013.

He married Kardashian in 2009 in a splashy televised wedding, but she filed for divorce in 2013. In August of that year, Odom, the subject of a string of news stories about alleged drug use and marriage troubles, was arrested for drunk driving. He last played in the NBA for the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2012-13 season, becoming a free agent in July of 2013.

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