Lamar Odom's former NBA peers, including Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade, as well as many of his other friends are sending their messages of support and prayers after Khloe Kardashian's ex was found unresponsive
at the Love Ranch brothel in Crystal, Nevada, on Tuesday.
"Lamar is a fighter. That's what he does," Odom's friend, professional boxer Zab Judah, told ET. When asked about his health condition, Judah added, "Lamar is still here."
According to Los Angeles Daily News'Lakers beat reporter Mark Medina, Bryant left a Los Angeles Lakers preseason game at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas in the third quarter to go see his friend and former teammate.
"Crazy night. I'm told Lakers had two-hour delay on their flight amid Lamar Odom's situation," Medina tweeted. "Kobe and [Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak] among those who visited him."
ET sources confirm that both Bryant and Kupchak were seen at Odom's bedside.
Bryant's wife Vanessa also took to Instagram to say she was praying for Odom. "Prayers going out to @lamarodom and his family. Praying he gets through this. #LakerFam ?? At the end of the day, he has a family and loved ones that care for him," she wrote. "People shouldn't be posting/reposting that he is deceased when it isn't true. Just imagine what his loved ones must feel like to receive such terrible news."
Metta World Peace, who also played with Odom on the Lakers from 2009 to 2011, was taken aback when he spoke with reporters about his friend.
"There's nothing I can say. I don’t even know what to say," he said (via Fox Sports
). "There's not one word I can say right now that would make sense."
LeBron James took to Instagram Wednesday morning, sharing a photo of himself chest bumping Odom during a Team USA basketball game. "So many prayers sent up to you LO!" he captioned the throwback photo. "I truly hope this isn't the last stop for you because you still have so much to give, not even to others but to yourself more importantly. Never know what someone is going through unless you're walking in their shoes. No judgement. Straight up homie!"
Odom's former Heat teammate Dwyane Wade posted a similar message to James on Twitter, which was later retweeted by his wife, Gabrielle Union. "I can't help but to be up right now... THINKING about my ex teammate/ friend LO.. On my knees praying...please God let him pull thru," Wade wrote. "PRAYERS all the way UP for my brother Lamar Odom!!!"
Kardashian's younger sister, Kendall Jenner, tweeted a heartbreaking plea to the man her entire family held near and dear to their hearts.
Many more of Odom's from both the sports and entertainment worlds also took to social media as the news of the 35-year-old basketball player
spread. Here are other tweets and messages of support for Odom: