Former NBA star Lamar Odom found unconscious at brothel

Former NBA star Lamar Odom found unconscious at brothel
Lamar Odom was found unconscious and vomiting at the brothel.JOHN GALT/Splash News

Lamar Odom was found unconscious and vomiting at the brothel.

Odom played for the Los Angeles Clippers, the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks.Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images

Odom played for the Los Angeles Clippers, the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks.

He retired from the NBA amid drug use allegations.Chris Graythen/Getty Images

He retired from the NBA amid drug use allegations.

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Odom recently called Khloe Kardashian his “soul mate.”

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Former NBA star Lamar Odom was clinging to life Tuesday night after he was found passed out and unable to breathe on the floor of a Nevada brothel Tuesday, the owner told the Daily News.

Odom, who had been partying with the women for days, had been using an herbal substitute for Viagra, though it was not immediately clear if the supplement affected his condition.

Odom was staying at the Love Ranch Vegas in Crystal, Nevada, one of the establishments owned by famed brothel owner Dennis Hof. One of the women saw Odom sleeping at 6 a.m., but things had changed when they checked on him later in the day.

The 6-foot-10 former hoopster was found still unconscious by two employees, Ryder Cherry and Madison, shortly after 3 p.m. local time, Hof said.

Odom recently divorced from Khloe Kardashian.Vivien Killilea/WireImage

Odom recently divorced from Khloe Kardashian.

Odom was featured on "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" and starred in the spin-off "Khloe & Lamar."Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Odom was featured on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and starred in the spin-off “Khloe & Lamar.”

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  • CENTURY CITY, CA - MAY 18: Basketball player Lamar Odom and TV personality Khloe Kardashian attend Voli Light Vodka Supports The 19th Annual Race To Erase MS "Glam Rock To Erase MS" at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on May 18, 2012 in Century City, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/WireImage)
  • (L-R) Rob Kardashian, Lamar Odom, Kris Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Bruce Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian attend the launch for "Unbreakable" on April 4, 2011 in Hollywood, California.

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Odom was vomiting but with “some kind of foam stuff coming out of his mouth,” Hof said.

“This is serious,” Hof told The News. “He might not make it.”

Odom was taken to the Desert View hospital in Pahrump before being transported to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas. He could not be flown to the hospital because of his “stature,” the Nye County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

Ryder Cherry, a Love Ranch employee, was one of two women who found Lamar Odom on Tuesday afternoon.Twitter

Ryder Cherry, a Love Ranch employee, was one of two women who found Lamar Odom on Tuesday afternoon.

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Hof said it was the first time he’d ever seen Odom at the cathouse.

Odom, a Queens native, had been at the brothel since Saturday night. A source said he had been drinking during his stay, but not much. A bottle of Cognac was still a 1/3 full.

Hof said Odom had taken “upwards of 10 herbal Viagras.”

“There was obviously a problem,” Hof said. “He was puking a bunch of ugly stuff.”

It was not clear if Odom, who had been in rehabilitation before, was using any drugs.

“He was in great shape, having a good time,” Hof said, after speaking with several of the women there. “Just enjoying some solitude.”

“The girls said he was a great guy who was just happy to have some time by himself. There was nothing weird, he was perfectly fine and he was happy to get away from people for a few days”

“The girls said he seemed a little bit solemn on Sunday.”

After Odom was found unconscious, a call was placed to 911, and an operator advised them not to give him CPR.They were told, instead, to turn him over on his side, which was when they saw foam coming from his mouth.

Odom was recently divorced from reality star Khloe Kardashian. He was an NBA star for the Los Angeles Lakers, the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks before retiring amid rumors of drug use. Knicks president Phil Jackson signed Odom briefly, but he never suited up for the team.

Dwayne Wade, Odom’s teammate during his stint on the Heat, wrote words of encouragement for Odom on Twitter.

Lamar Odom was allegedlly found unconscious at Love Ranch South in Crystal, Nevada.Facebook

Lamar Odom was allegedlly found unconscious at Love Ranch South in Crystal, Nevada.

Hof said it was the first time he’d ever seen Odom at his establishment.Crock Harker via Vimeo

Hof said it was the first time he’d ever seen Odom at his establishment.

It's unclear if Odom was doing drugs at the brothel.Winslow Townson/AP

It’s unclear if Odom was doing drugs at the brothel.

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“PRAYERS all the way UP for my brother Lamar Odom!!!” he tweeted.

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