Former NBA star Lamar Odom is still in a comatose condition after what appears to have been a stroke suffered during a drug overdose, E Online reports. Odom was found unresponsive on Tuesday at a brothel 90 minutes from Las Vegas and has been unconscious since. “Cocaine and opiates” were found in his system, TMZ says.
Odom is known to have struggled with addiction and depression. From Deadspin:
Born to a drug addicted father, he was raised by his grandmother after his mother passed away from colon cancer. His six-month-old son died from SIDS in 2006, and in 2011, while returning to New York for a cousin’s funeral, he was a passenger in a car accident that killed a 15-year-old boy. He’s long battled substance abuse problems, including at least one reported rehab stint. “Life is so fragile,” Odom told the New York Times in 2006. “I’ve got so much to live for.”
Odom, the 2011 NBA Sixth Man of the Year, was a key member of the Los Angeles Lakers teams that won championships in 2009 and 2010 and of the United States team that won a gold medal at the 2010 basketball world championships. He married reality TV star Khloé Kardashian in 2009 and appeared several times on the show Keeping Up With the Kardashians; he and Kardashian separated in 2013 and were officially divorced in July 2015.