LeBron James is absolutely devastated by news of Lamar Odom’s failing health, and penned a heartbreaking prayer to his friend and former teammate for a speedy recover. To LeBron, Lamar has “so much more left to give.”
LeBron James, 30, posted a heartfelt, heartbreaking message on Instagram to his dear friend Lamar Odom, 35, who is still fighting for his life in Las Vegas. LeBron sent his prayers to Lamar, and wished him recovery without judgement. Click through to see his message.
“So many prayers sent up to you LO! 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!” LeBron captioned his Instagram, posted on October 14.
He shared a sweet pic of the two teammates bumping chests, looking like they’re celebrating a huge win from the look on LeBron’s face! It must be a fond memory for LeBron! It’s beautiful to hear that LeBron said he wasn’t judging Lamar for his drug use, or what he may have been doing leading up to this tragic incident. That’s what friends are for.
Lamar Odom Found Unconscious At Las Vegas Brothel
Lamar was found face-down and unresponsive on October 13 at the Bunny Love Ranch South in Nevada, in the midst of an alleged four-day rager of Cognac and pills. It still hasn’t been confirmed what led to his emergency condition, which has left him fighting for his life at a Las Vegas hospital, suffering from reported heart, lungs and kidney problems.
So many prayers sent up to you LO! 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!
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The Kardashians — including estranged wife Khloe, are sitting vigil by his bedside. There is a lot of speculation as to what led to Lamar’s downward spiral, but according to ESPN commentator, Arash Markazi, it may have been his utter desolation over being traded by the Lakers in 2013. Lamar played with the Lakers from 2004-2011, then was traded around to several teams, including the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat; he is currently a free agent.
Our thoughts remain with Lamar and his loved ones at this time.
— Samantha Wilson