My weekend begins and so does the mental downtime I need…..
I do not like doing post on fluff or gossip….but from time to time there comes something that needs to be addressed….this Lamar Odom story is one of those BS news items……
First let me say that the news of Odom is truly sad…..a great b/ball player that should not be in this condition……my hopes go out to him.
When the news broke…….
– It’s not looking good for former NBA star Lamar Odom, who was hospitalized on Tuesday afternoon after being found unconscious at the Love Ranch brothel near Las Vegas. Sources tell TMZ that Odom is fighting for his life in a Las Vegas hospital and that ex-wife Khloe Kardashian is at his side. The 35-year-old, who spent most of his playing career with the LA Lakers and Clippers, had been at the brothel since Saturday, and owner Dennis Hof says he had been taking a lot of herbal Viagra, but employees didn’t see him with any other drugs and he didn’t finish a bottle of cognac he ordered over the weekend, the Los Angeles Times reports.
“He just wanted to get away, have a good time, and relax,” Hof tells the AP. He says that when two women went to check on Odom on Tuesday afternoon, they found him facedown and unconscious and he started “throwing up all kinds of stuff” when the women turned him on his side. Police say they were called to the ranch at 3:15pm Tuesday and Odom was stabilized at a nearby hospital before being taken by ambulance to Las Vegas, which is 70 miles away. Authorities say they tried to airlift Odom to the hospital, but the 6-foot-10-inch man was too tall for the helicopter, the Times reports.
Okay he is in a coma….but does the media really need to keep harping on the brothel part of this story?
Then the gossip part of this tragic tale starting appearing in the media…….
Conflicting reports are out as to the current state of Lamar Odom, who was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel Tuesday. Rev. Jesse Jackson visited Odom Wednesday and, upon exiting the hospital, told reporters Odom was still on life support but that “doctors felt he is much better off today than he was yesterday. At least there is some responsiveness now,” as the Orange County Register reports. But sources tell TMZ that Jackson only spent a few minutes with Odom and is dead wrong; they claim Odom is still unconscious and unresponsive, has suffered from multiple strokes, and is on dialysis for kidney failure. Sources at the hospital previously told TMZ Odom had cocaine and opiates in his system, and track marks on one arm, when he was found.
As for what went wrong, sources tell TMZ Odom’s meltdown started Sunday after he heard about the latest episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. On it, his ex-wife Khloe Kardashian was shown getting two phone calls from Odom, and Kim chastised her for flirting with him; Khloe was also shown expressing concern that Odom might lose control after a friend of his died, and leaving a club when she heard Odom was on his way in. Odom was upset about his portrayal on the show up until he was found Tuesday, the sources say. It was previously reported that Odom had been drinking cognac and taking either Viagra or an herbal substitute for Viagra; the substitute can restrict blood flow to organs and cause low blood pressure. Khloe, Kim, and Kris Jenner are with Odom, TMZ reports, but KUWTK is not filming there.
And then more of the brothel part of this story…..
Sad that the media is making damn sure that the world knows he was in a brothel……and that he was partying and screwing……why?
What part of that furthers the story of a great ball player and the tragic situation he is in?
The media seems to want to make it more about the “sex” than the condition of the person….why is that?
At what point is the MSM the moral police of this country?
Please remember that he is a great basketball player that is now fighting for his life…..do not be part of this petty bullshit.
I have spent a lot of time ranting about these spoiled prima donnas in the sports world …..but for Christ sake…..the man is fighting for his life put your moronic morals away……and remember the man…..not some gossipy shit that sells magazines.