Fans, Fellow Athletes Hope for Lamar Odom's Recovery After Former Basketball Player's Hospitalization

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Lamar Odom appears on the court during his time as a Dallas Mavericks forward in 2012. The former basketball player was hospitalized on Tuesday after he was found unresponsive in a Nevada brothel. Mike Stone/Reuters

Former pro basketball player Lamar Odom was hospitalized late Tuesday night after he was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel.

Dennis Hof, the owner of the Love Ranch, a legal brothel about 7 miles east of Carson City, believes the 35-year-old ingested "herbal Viagra" before losing consciousness. "We called 911, and the 911 told my staff what to do: Turn him over on his left side. There was this terrible foaming stuff coming out of him. He was throwing up, a little bit of blood," Hof told NBC News. "He was taking a lot of it," Hof said of the "herbal Viagra."

Sources close to the player told TMZ, a celebrity news website, that Odom is having trouble breathing on his own and sustained damage to his heart, kidneys and lungs. Authorities and hospital staff have not confirmed this report.

Online, fellow athletes are hoping Odom, a two-time NBA championship winner with the Los Angeles Lakers, recovers from the incident:

Prayers go out to Lamar Odom and his family please God anything u can do to help him thru thisπŸ™

— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) October 14, 2015

Praying for my boy L O....πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½
Prayers up!!!

— Vince Carter (@mrvincecarter15) October 14, 2015

PRAYERS all the way UP for my brother Lamar Odom!!!

— DWade (@DwyaneWade) October 14, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with Lamar Odom and his family at this time.

— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) October 14, 2015

Praying for @RealLamarOdom!! πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ

— Quentin Richardson (@QRich) October 14, 2015

Kobe Bryant, who played with Odom on the Lakers, reportedly traveled to be with him in the hospital.

Our @ramonashelburne reports that Kobe Bryant visited ailing ex-Lakers teammate Lamar Odom last night in a Las Vegas hospital.

— Baxter Holmes (@Baxter) October 14, 2015

Fans are also wishing Odom the best:

I really hope #LamarOdom is okay. People need to stop making jokes and spreading hate. This is a persons life we're talking about.

— Becky G (@becgrove) October 14, 2015

I can't sleep 😞 keep going threw social media checking on @Lamar Odom update. My heart breaks for his family and friends. @khloekardashian

— Kendra (@Slpinbeauti) October 14, 2015

Sending healing energy and prayers to @RealLamarOdom , @khloekardashian and their friends and family. #PrayersForLamar

— Monica Ten-Kate (@MonicatheMedium) October 14, 2015

#LamarOdom waiting for this moment to happen. Sad he didn't get the help he truly needed. My ❤ goes out to him and his family!

— OCDesignzz ✝️❤️🇺🇸🌺AMY🌺🇺🇸❤️✝️ (@ODesignzz) October 14, 2015