Sports fans know him as a basketball star and reality TV fans know him as Khloe Kardashian's ex-husband. Lamar Odom's marriage to Khloe was part of the family's reality TV show, as was the divorce. Even though they are divorced she has come to his side during recent events.

According to NBC News, Odom was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel on Tuesday. The former LA Lakers player was at the Love Ranch when he was found unresponsive.

The brothel's owner, Dennis Hof, said that Odom had been taking something he described as "herbal Viagra" and that he took a lot of it. Hof also said that no illegal drugs had been found in Odom's room.

They followed instructions from the 911 operator to help Odom before paramedics arrived:

"We called 911, and the 911 told my staff what to do: turn him over on his left side," Hof said. "There was this terrible foaming stuff coming out of him. He was throwing up, a little bit of blood."

Due to his height, Odom was too tall to fit in the helicopter. So he was treated at the Desert View Hospital first and then moved by ambulance to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, which is 60 miles away.