Kobe Bryant rushed from his game in Las Vegas on Tuesday night to be with his friend and former teammate, Lamar Odom.
Bryant, who left in the third quarter of the Lakers pre-season game against the Kings due to a lower leg contusion, was spotted rushing inside the Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center in Vegas where Odom is being treated after being found unconscious at a Nevada brothel.
There has been an outcry of support from family and friends, including the Kardashians who are also by Odom’s side. Most of the family has remained mum on social media, however, Lamar’s ex-sister-in-law, Kendall Jenner tweeted early Wednesday morning:
“Please don’t go.”
The 35-year-old’s management company, Excel Sports, released a statement on Wednesday morning that read:
“Lamar Odom is a long-time member of the Excel family, and we are keeping him in our thoughts and prayers. We are staying close to the situation but have no additional information or comment at this time.”
The Nye County Sheriff’s department confirmed in a statement that around 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, an ambulance was requested “for an unresponsive male experiencing a medical emergency at the Love Ranch in Crystal, Nevada.” Identified as Lamar Odom, the athlete was “stabilized and transported to Desert View Hospital arriving at 4:16 pm.”
According to officials, “After being treated by the physicians, arrangements were made to transport him by Mercy Air helicopter. However, Mr. Odom was unable to be transported by air due to his stature. He was immediately transported by Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Ambulance to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada for further treatment.”
Odom is reportedly still in a coma and his heart is apparently failing.