Former NBA star Lamar Odom was hospitalized on Tuesday after he was found unresponsive at a Nevada brothel, law enforcement officials said.
Odom, 35, the ex husband of reality television persona Khloe Kardashian, endured a “medical emergency” at the Love Ranch in Crystal, Nevada, about 80 miles (50 kms) northwest of Las Vegas, the Nye County Sheriff’s Office said in media release.
Odom was stabilized in the scene and was prepared to be airlifted to a Las Vegas area hospital, but his “height” made it impossible to carry him by chopper, the release said.
Seasons were contained by Odom, whose career in the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks, stands 6? 10? (2.08 meters).
The sheriff’s office gave no additional details of what caused the crisis about Odom’s state and said an investigation was being ran.
A call to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, where Odom will be treated, was not immediately returned.
The celeb website TMZ reported that Odom had been for a girl plus days at the brothel there discovered him unconscious in his VIP suite.
Odom played 14 seasons in the NBA.