Kobe Bryant reportedly left arena to visit Lamar Odom in hospital


UPDATE (Wednesday, 1:50 p.m. ET): Jesse Jackson says Odom is on life support with Khloe Kardashian by his side. Read more details from Jackson here.

Kobe Bryant didn't stick around after the Lakers' 107-100 preseason loss to the Kings on Tuesday night despite exiting the game in the third quarter with a knee contusion after colliding with Kings center Kosta Koufos.

Instead, the former MVP, along with general manager Mitch Kupchak, reportedly left the MGM Grand Garden Arena in order to visit former teammate Lamar Odom, who was admitted to Desert View Hospital on Tuesday after being found uncoscious and unresponsive at a Las Vegas brothel.

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Bryant who played with Odom from 2004 until 2010, along with Metta World Peace, wh

o was on the Lakers' 2010 championship team with both Bryant and Odom, were floored by the news of Odom's condition, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.

“I saw it on Kobe and Metta’s face. They’ve been through wars with him and know him well," said Lakers guard Nick Young. 

“There’s nothing I can say. I don’t even know what to say,” said World Peace, who, aside from playing with Odom for two seasons, grew up with him in New York. “There’s not one word I can say right now that would make sense.”

Odom last appeared in the NBA in 2014 as a member of the Knicks but has been out of basketball since being waived on July 11, 2014.