A host of NBA stars mobilized on Twitter to send well wishes to Lamar Odom. The two-time champion and former player for the Lakers, Clippers, Mavericks and Heat was found unconscious in Nevada on Tuesday (Oct. 14). While reports state that Odom is “fighting for his life,” his former teammates and fellow players have taken to social media with thoughts and prayers. From LeBron James, to Dwyane Wade, to Allen Iverson, to Paul Pierce several members of the league expressed hopefulness for Odom to pull through.
According to ESPN, former lakers teammate Kobe Bryant left a preseason game to join Odom at his bedside at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, along with the team’s general manager, Mitch Kupchak. Lakers coach Byron Scott also commented on the unfortunate news.
“Obviously, our hearts and our thoughts and our prayers are with Lamar and his family,” Scott said. “It’s obviously something that you don’t want to hear before the game because I think the people that knew about it, we were all thinking about it. … I obviously feel for him and hope that he’ll be OK.”
Read other wishes from NBA stars below:
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..
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) October 14, 2015
Prayers go out to Lamar Odom and his family please God anything u can do to help him thru this
— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) October 14, 2015
Get well soon LO… Fight! We all praying for you — Allen Iverson (@alleniverson) October 14, 2015
Praying for my boy L O…. Prayers up!!!
— Vince Carter (@mrvincecarter15) October 14, 2015
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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Lamar Odom is stronger then most ppl on this planet. His heart is made up of love. He will be fine in time. The lord will use his testimony! — I AM PEACE STAR (@StarburyMarbury) October 14, 2015
Praying for my bro L.O … Real talk to young for this …
— Baron Davis (@Baron_Davis) October 14, 2015
Thoughts & prayers go out 2 LO,great teammate & even better human. I hope people dont use this unfortunate situation 2 boost their ratings! — Matt Barnes (@Matt_Barnes22) October 14, 2015
Prayers go out to LO….
— Shaun Livingston (@ShaunLivingston) October 14, 2015
Praying for my man LO… — Andre Iguodala (@andre) October 14, 2015
Praying for you LO #luckylefty
— Caron Butler (@realtuffjuice) October 14, 2015
Praying for my guy LO — Rudy Gay (@RudyGay8) October 14, 2015
Praying for my brother, my teammate LO #classof99
— Jason Terry (@jasonterry31) October 14, 2015