Lamar Odom Removed From Plane After Binge Drinking And Vomiting, Witnesses Say
Former NBA player Lamar Odom was reportedly taken off a Delta flight after drinking excessively and vomiting on the plane twice. This is particularly shocking considering the former Lakers and Clippers player nearly lost his life after a bender in Las Vegas put him in a coma. According to witnesses, Odom was "pounding" beer and whiskey in the Delta lounge at LAX while waiting to board a late-night flight to New York on Monday, TMZ reports. After boarding, he is said to have vomited in the plane bathroom as well as the galley and was seen with vomit on his pants. When he got up to go to the bathroom again, reportedly balancing himself by using passenger's heads as he moved, flight attendants escorted him from the plane without incident. The plane ended up arriving 40 minutes late to New York.
In October of 2015, Odom was found unconscious in a brothel in Nevada. Odom was said to have consumed herbal Viagra, cocaine and cognac prior to losing consciousness. He suffered kidney failure and multiple strokes as a result of the apparent overdose.
Odom, 36, played for the Clippers from 1999 to 2003 and for the Lakers from 2004 to 2011. In 2009, he married reality TV star Khloé Kardashian. The couple split in 2013. Their marriage was highlighted on Keeping up with the Kardashians.
While some gossip outlets, TMZ included, reported yesterday that Odom was homeless after being booted out of the Calabasas home Kardashian had rented for him—after the Vegas incident—due to family members finding drug paraphernalia at the home, E! News said that Odom was renting a place in Sherman Oaks, spending time with his kids, and going to an outpatient program and counseling.