Kobe Bryant at Lamar Odom's Bedside

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 20:  Lamar Odom #7 stands next to Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers while taking on the New Orleans Hornets in Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs on April 20, 2011 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Lamar Odom; Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant at Lamar Odom's Bedside

A rep for the former NBA player says, "Don't listen to false information."

UPDATED ON : OCTOBER 14, 2015 / 10:12 AM

After news surfaced that Lamar Odom was hospitalized after being found unconscious, Lakers star Kobe Bryant left a pre-season game in Las Vegas to be by his friend's side. According to The New York Daily News, Bryant was seen running into the Sunrise Hotel & Medical Center hours after Odom was airlifted from a hospital in Pahrump, Nevada.

Bryant joined Khloé Kardashian, Kim Kardashian and a visibly distraught Kris Jenner. While Odom appears to still be in a coma, TMZ reports that his heart is failing. A rep for the hospitalized athlete, however, is urging folks not to listen to false information being spread about Odom's condition.


"Family and friends are extremely concerned for Lamar," Eve Sarkisyan, Odom's longtime publicist and friend said in a statement. "Please don't listen to false information being circulated unofficially. Please respect the family's privacy during this difficult time."

The former NBA Sixth Man of the Year was reportedly found unconscious by two women in a VIP suite at the Love Ranch South in Pahrump on Tuesday afternoon. "He said he was just trying to get away from people so he could have some time to himself without the pressures of being who he is," Dennis Hof, owner of the Love Ranch South, told Us Magazine. TMZ reports that a recent episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians triggered Odom — he allegedly received a call from someone who shared with him that a conversation he had with estranged wife Khloé was aired.

Kobe Bryant shared during the 2015 BET Experience's Genius Talks event that he and Odom talk regularly. Check out a clip of Bryant's segment below:

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Written by Moriba Cummings


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