LAKER LAMAR DOESN’T CHECK ODOM-ETER IN CAR CRASH: While Kobe & crew were running hard Tuesday night, teammate Lamar Odom was busy running red lights:
TMZ reports that the Lakers forward was involved in a two-car accident prior to the team’s home opener against Houston.Police say that Odom was driving in suburban Hawthorne, when his Mercedes ran a red light and slammed into the side of a Geo Prizm. The victim in the other car had to be freed from her vehicle by using the Jaws of Life.
Family members say she is in serious but stable condition with head & leg injuries.
However, no alcohol or drugs were a factor in the accident, and Odom was apparently “very concerned” about the victim, staying with her until help arrived.ESPN via the RIVERSIDE (CA) PRESS-ENTERPRISE adds that Odom, already inactive because of off-season shoulder surgery, can now add a concussion to his laundry list of maladies.
Although his car was totaled, Lamar did make it to the Staples Center last night, just in time to see Bryant booed & L.A. get rocked by the Rockets.
Not a good day for Mr. Odom.