Odom opens up about brush with death | Inquirer Sports

Odom opens up about brush with death

/ 05:15 AM July 29, 2017

Lamar Odom. AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTO

LOS ANGELES—Former NBA star Lamar Odom opened up on the Players’ Tribune on Thursday about the roller-coaster of cocaine addiction that left him comatose and close to death after a Nevada brothel binge in 2015.

Although he’s sober now, Odom wrote on the website that it’s “an everyday struggle.”

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He recalled his shock upon waking in the hospital, having collapsed at the Love Ranch brothel outside Las Vegas.

“At some point, the main doctor came in and told me what had happened,” Odom wrote. “He said, ‘Mr. Odom, you’ve been in a coma for the last four days. Do you understand?’ I couldn’t talk. So I just nodded. He said, ‘It’s a miracle that you’re here. We didn’t think you were going to make it.’”

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Odom was a two-time NBA champion who gained wider fame as the star of a reality television series with wife Khloe Kardashian. —AFP

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