Lamar Odom blames jets lag for falling asleep in court on Tuesday during a child custody hearing with his ex. The Clippers player also admitted that he holds no grudges against Kim Kardashian's ex, Kris Humphries.
The NBA basketball player, who is married to reality star Khloe Kardashian, admitted that he was exhausted after arriving to the court in New York on Tuesday. The player blamed "jet lag," according to TMZ.
The player was so exhausted he allegedly fell "into a deep sleep before the hearing." The site added that concerned" cops had to nudge the player back to reality.
The custody case pertained to his two children with ex-girlfriend Liza Morales. The couple is in the middle of a battle over child support, visitation rights, and reality show appearances. Morales is apparently not thrilled with the idea of her two children appearing on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians."
"Excuse me, are you OK?" the officer asked Odom, according to The New York Post.
After the player said he was fine, the officer said: "I need you to sit up."
But even after being roused from his sleep, Odom had a difficult time staying awake and had to use his hand to keep his heavy head from falling back adrift. Odom wasn't too tired the night before, however, to have dinner with Kardashian at Catch. Kim Kardashian's ex, Kris Humphries, also happened to be at the restaurant. But according to Odom, he did not see Humphries. If he had, he would have gone over and said hello, he told TMZ.
Kim Kardashian has been tangled in a bitter feud with Humphries since the couple split, but apparently Odom can relate.
Liza Morales and Odom dated for 12 years before he began his relationship with Kardashian. In the past Morales has accused the player of having a 2-year affair before their relationship was over. She also stated in 2010 that Odom "hardly ever" comes to visit his children now that he is married to the reality star.