UGK’s Bun B has come forward to stand up for former NBA star Lamar Odom amid overwhelming coverage he is receiving for his hospitalization this week.

Bun B relied on Twitter to speak out on Odom in light of media painting him as merely a reality television star.

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Find out what ESPN host Scott Van Pelt said about the same type of coverage on the next page…

ESPN host Scott Van Pelt shared similar thoughts on the situation during a broadcast last night (October 14).

“Kardashian reality star? No. No, no, no,” Van Pelt said. “Lamar Odom, unlike those for whom fame is oxygen, who’s fame comes in the absence of accomplishment, his fame was earned. As Sixth Man Of The Year, as a multiple NBA champion. As the result of his significant role of the Los Angeles Lakers teams and being a beloved NBA teammate and peer.” (ESPN)

Rap star Lil Wayne accidentally sent out his condolences to the Odom family yesterday (October 14).

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The latest reports claim Odom is still being looked after in a Nevada hospital.

Former NBA and reality TV star Lamar Odom suffered brain damage and at least one stroke and is on a ventilator after having been found unconscious at a Nevada brothel where he had been partying all weekend, according to sources close to the athlete. (NBC News)