Lamar Odom Falls Asleep During Child Custody Hearing

Los Angeles Clippers power forward Lamar Odom plays against the Charlotte Bobcats during an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. The Clippers won 106-84. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

By// Mariah Craddick

We can all imagine that court can be exhausting. But Los Angeles Clippers forward Lamar Odom took it too far by actually falling asleep in a courthouse during a hearing for his ongoing child custody case,  according to the New York Post. 

Odom is currently fighting his ex-girlfriend (and cast member of reality show Starter Wives Confidential) Liza Morales for custody of his 14-year-old daughter Destiny, and 11-year-old son Lamar Jr.

According to the paper, the basketball star was scolded by a Manhattan court officer who proceeded to check that he was okay then asked him to sit up. He complied but stayed slumped over and rested his head in his hands.

Morales recently wrote an open letter, which was published in The Daily Beast, addressing Odom and his marriage to reality star and X Factor host Khloe Kardashian:

I don’t think I’ll forget the tight knot I felt in the pit of my stomach the morning I received the text message with three simple words on the screen. It read ‘I’m getting married’ and it was from the man I’d spent more than 10 years of my life with…

Years that included us getting engaged in 2000 and becoming parents to one daughter and two sons. Yet not long after our separation Lamar Odom was getting married to Khloe Kardashian, a woman he’d met four weeks before…

How could the man who’d constantly given me reason after reason for why we couldn’t get married just yet now be ready to tie the knot so quickly? There aren’t words to explain how I felt that day.

Read the full open letter here.