As reported just prior to preseason matchup with the Sacramento Kings, former Los Angeles Laker Lamar Odom is currently fighting for his life in a Las Vegas area hospital after being found “unresponsive” earlier. Addiction and substance abuse continue to be serious issues throughout society, so our thoughts and prayers remain with Odom and his family at this time.
The two-time champion isn’t just one of the more popular players amongst the ‘Purple and Gold’ fan base, but remains extremely well-liked by former opponents, media members and people from all forms of entertainment. Here are some of the instant reactions to the news on Odom:
— Lakers Nation (@LakersNation) October 14, 2015
PRAYERS all the way UP for my brother Lamar Odom!!!
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) October 14, 2015
Dwyane Wade – Miami HEAT
Prayers up for Lamar Odom and his family! ??
— DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) October 14, 2015
DeMarcus Cousins – Sacramento Kings
Prayers go out to Lamar Odom and his family please God anything u can do to help him thru this?
— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) October 14, 2015
Paul Pierce – Los Angeles Clippers
Praying for my boy L O….?????? Prayers up!!!
— Vince Carter (@mrvincecarter15) October 14, 2015
Vince Carter – Memphis Grizzlies
Prayers up for Lamar Odom. Hoping he keeps fighting and makes it through!
— Eric Gordon (@TheofficialEG10) October 14, 2015
Eric Gordon – New Orleans Pelicans
Prayers out to my favorite player Lamar Odom! Looked up to him growing up. He is the reason I play ball to this day. Sad to see. ?? #LO
— Mitch McGary (@mitchmcgary) October 14, 2015
Mitch McGary – OKC Thunder
Praying for @RealLamarOdom!! ??????????
— Quentin Richardson (@QRich) October 14, 2015
Thoughts, prayers and all the positive energy possible to Lamar Odom.
— Jorge Sedano (@SedanoESPN) October 14, 2015
Jorge Sedano – ESPN
— Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) October 14, 2015
Eric Pincus – L.A. Times
Terribly sad news. Everyone pray for Lamar Odom. http://t.co/hgxapBsjaa
— Wendy Williams (@WendyWilliams) October 14, 2015
Wendy Williams – TV Personality
My thoughts and prayers are with @RealLamarOdom, hoping this all works out
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) October 14, 2015
Mark Medina – L.A. Daily News
Prayers up for Lamar Odom.
— J.E. Skeets (@jeskeets) October 14, 2015
J.E. Skeets – The Starters
Praying for a recovery for #LamarOdom ????????????
— Ani Caribbean (@AniCaribbean) October 14, 2015
Ani Caribbean – Real 92.3 FM
Praying for Lamar Odom. ?? Very unfortunate…great dude, hope he can pull through this.
— Jeff G. (@TheSportsDude) October 14, 2015
Jeff G. That Sports Dude – Power 106 FM
— DL Hughley (@RealDLHughley) October 14, 2015
D.L. Hughley – Comedian
Jesus Christ, hope Lamar Odom comes out okay.
— Kavitha A. Davidson (@kavithadavidson) October 14, 2015
Kavitha A. Davidson – Huffington Post
— Zohreen (@Zohreen) October 14, 2015
Zorheen – Fox 11 L.A.
TIME OUT: I hope LAMAR ODOM is ok….
— scott vener (@brokemogul) October 14, 2015
Scott Verner – Music Mogul