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Celebrities send heartfelt messages to Lamar Odom

Lamar Odom

Dwyane Wade encouraged sympathy and prayers for his fellow athlete.

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BY KAYLA HAWKINS

The news that Lakers star and Khloe Kardashian’s ex Lamar Odom was hospitalized after collapsing at a brothel outside of Las Vegas was met with an outpouring of support from his teammates, friends, and other celebrities on social media, who took the opportunity to share messages of hope that Lamar is able to quickly recover.

One of the immediate examples of well-wishes came from former teammate Dwyane Wade, who took multiple tweets to explain how close he still feels to Lamar, encouraging others to have sympathy for the athlete. Wade’s wife, Gabrielle Union, didn’t add her own words, but retweeted a few of Wade’s supportive messages.

A number of other athletes joined in as well, including fellow Kardashian ex Kris Humphries and LeBron James.

According to FOX Sports, teammate Kobe Bryant and manager Mitch Kupchak left the Lakers’ Las Vegas game early to be by Odom’s side, and assistant coach Mark Madsen confirmed that the rest of the team kept him in their thoughts as well.

And a whole collection of celebrities with no obvious connection to Lamar but plenty of sympathy also sent out supportive messages, like actor Miles Teller and TV host Wendy Williams.

And even though Lamar is not mentioned by name in this short message from Kendall Jenner, it’s clearly in reference to her former brother-in-law.

The rest of her family hasn’t spoken up via social media, though People reports that at least ex-wife Khloe Kardashian is by Lamar’s side in the hospital.

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