Former NBA and reality TV star Lamar Odom was hospitalized after he was found unconscious Tuesday at a Nevada brothel, authorities said.
The 35-year-old former Los Angeles Laker and onetime member-by-marriage of the Kardashian family was in a Las Vegas hospital Tuesday night and there was no immediate word on his condition, officials said.
The Nye County Sheriff's Department was called at about 3:15 p.m. to Love Ranch in Crystal, Nevada about 70 miles outside of Las Vegas for a report of an unresponsive man needing an ambulance, Sheriff Sharon A. Wehrly said.
The 35-year-old was stabilized and taken to Desert View Hospital in nearby Pahrump. Officials then tried to have him airlifted to Las Vegas, but the 6-foot-10-inch Odom was too tall for the helicopter that was available and he was driven by ambulance to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.
The emergency call came from Richard Hunter, media director for Dennis Hof, who owns the Love Ranch and several other brothels.
Hof, who had his own reality series, "Cathouse," on HBO, said Odom had been staying at Hof's home that is attached to the brothel since Saturday.
Hof said two women from the brothel found Odom unconscious in the afternoon after not seeing him since early in the morning.
He said when they turned him over, "terrible stuff came out" of his mouth or nose.
Hof said Odom had been taking herbal Viagra and had drunk part of a bottle of cognac since arriving, but had no knowledge of his use of any other drugs.
Kevin Johnson faces molestation charges
Sacramento Kings fans hoping to see ESPN's new documentary "Down In The Valley" about how retired NBA player and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson managed to keep the NBA franchise in the city are going to have to wait.
On Monday, the sports network indefinitely postponed the release of the film while the filmmakers consider renewed allegations of molestation made against Johnson.
Koba recently alleged that Johnson paid her $230,000 in 1997 to stay mum about a police investigation into allegations that Johnson molested her on multiple occasions starting when she was 15.
Johnson, who played for Phoenix, was in his late 20s at the time. Deadspin even published video of a teenage girl being questioned by police in 1996 about the molestation allegations against Johnson. Deadspin did not identify the girl.
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The former DeLaSalle star initially had surgery in May to remove bone spurs from his left ankle. But he still was in pain from a fragment, so that was removed in the second procedure.
He signed with Washington in July after spending last season with the Brooklyn Nets, averaging 7.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists, while making 34.8 percent of his three-point attempts.
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