NBA basketball player Lamar Odom fell asleep during a child custody hearing this week, according to a report in the New York Post.
The six-foot-ten LA Clippers forward reportedly slept for 20 minutes during a custody battle with ex-girlfriend Liza Morales in a Manhattan courthouse. A court officer woke Mr Odom by asking him whether he was alright. The athlete was then asked to sit up. He complied but spent the rest of the hearing with his head resting in his hands. Mr Odom later said that he was jetlagged and coming down with flu.
Mr Odom and Miss Morales are fighting over visitation rights and child custody arrangements for their 14-year old daughter Destiny and 11-year old son, Lamar Junior.
The New York Post reported in December that Mr Odom wanted to adjust child custody arrangements so that his children could appear on his TV reality show Khloe & Lamar, in which he appears with wife Khloe Kardashian. Mr Odom has also appeared on Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Miss Morales featured in three episodes of Starter Wives Confidential, a controversial reality show featuring ex-partners of celebrities. The series has since been cancelled.
Mr Odom and Miss Morales were high school sweethearts and were together for 10 years. They separated in 2006 after the death of their six month old son Jayden.
Photo of Lamar Odom (right) and Nick Young (left) by Keith Allison via Flickr under a creative commons license