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Report: Former NBA player “fighting for life” after found unconscious at brothel

Former NBA basketball player Lamar Odom has been transported to a Las Vegas hospital after being found unconscious on the floor of a brothel north of Pahrump in Crystal on Tuesday.

The 6-foot, 10-inch Odom was unable to be airlifted to a Las Vegas hospital from Pahrump due to his size, so he was transported by ground to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, according to Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly.

First reported by the celebrity news website TMZ, Odom was discovered passed out with fluid coming out of his mouth after he was rolled over.  An ambulance was called and Odom, 35, was rushed to Pahrump hospital. Once there, doctors reportedly determined he could not breathe on his own.

The Nye County Sheriff’s office confirmed at 6:50 p.m. that a call came into their dispatch at approximately 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday from Richard Hunter, media director for Dennis Hof’s Bunny Ranch, requesting an ambulance for an unresponsive male experiencing a medical emergency  at the Love Ranch in Crystal.

An ambulance from Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Service arrived at 3:34 p.m. and the Odom was stabilized and transported to Desert View Hospital arriving at 4:16 p.m.  

According to Desert View Hospital spokesperson Meagan Kowalski, “Due to privacy laws, I cannot release any information other than he was at our facility and has now been transported elsewhere.”

According to Wehrly, after being treated by the physicians, arrangements were made to transport Odom by Mercy Air helicopter. However, Odom was unable to be transported by air due to his stature. He was immediately transported by Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Ambulance to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas for further treatment.

Nye County Sheriff’s Office detectives Cory Fowles and Michael Eisenloffel arrived and conducted an investigation at the brothel.

Odom is the ex-husband of Khloe Kardashian, who filed for divorce from the athlete in December 2013 after four years of marriage. The divorce was finalized on July 21, 2015.

TMZ Story: http://bit.ly/1RGdH0w

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