Lamar Odom is still in critical condition, as the world follows the former NBA star's fight to survive in a Las Vegas hospital.
Major outlets such as CNN are tracking the story. The network made an unfortunate error Thursday afternoon.
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NBA fans should recognize the image in the background is not Odom, but instead LaMarcus Aldridge. Now of the San Antonio Spurs, Aldridge is seen in a Portland Trail Blazers jersey. Odom and Aldridge are both 6-10 basketball players, and mistakes do happen. But it's a little harder to swallow considering Odom is famous as an NBA star and being a part of the Kardashian circus.
Scott Van Pelt did a splendid job Wednesday night to distinguish those two perceptions and explain the respect Odom deserves.