Lamar Odom was once considered one of the best big men in the NBA. He was probably most famous when he played along side Kobe Bryant in a Los Angeles Laker's uniform.
Odom became more know to people outside the sports world when he married Khloe Kardashian. He was also known for his drug problem. A problem that would ultimately end his basketball career and his marriage. Even though he is still technically married he has been split from Kardashian for quite some time.
Odom was back in the news again last night. He was found in a Las Vegas brothel unconscious. The house manager of the brothel said Odom was laying on his right side and would not wake up when they tried to assist him. The manager then called 9-1-1.
This is such a sad story because it's proof that we have a big problem with drugs in our society. Odom was somebody that our children looked up to, not just on the basketball court but also off the court as well. He lived a very public lifestyle that consisted of parties, booze, drugs and women. He got so caught up in the lifestyles that he let it destroy his life.
We can only hope that that doesn't happen to our kids and we can do this by being there for them and being aware of the negative in their lives. The fact that the whole knew he had a problem and yet he still hasn't clanged should also open your eyes. Don't wait until it's too late. If you know someone needs help, help them.