National Basketball Association (NBA) star Lamar Odom was set up at the Love Ranch brothel by being paired with a hooker who had a bad reputation for “partying” ... TMZ wrote yesterday.

The piece is a follow up on the ongoing saga in which Odom was first rushed the hospital about three weeks ago, after being found unconscious at legal brothel Love Ranch South.

“When Lamar arrived at the ranch, the girls were put in a line-up so Lamar could choose his partners. One of the hookers who was standing there told us management influenced Lamar into picking two girls who were known to tolerate drug use,” the online gossip tabloid wrote.

TMZ says the girls who were left standing in the line-up complained bitterly that management should not have pushed a known addict into choosing women who would take him down a bad path.

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