Report: Odom doing ‘way, way better’

The many, many friends and loved ones of Lamar Odom may at last be able to breathe a sigh of relief now that reports say he is breathing on his own and “way, way better.”

According to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.com, sources have said Odom is still in critical condition. He no longer requires a breathing tube but is wearing a breathing mask.

Odom was found unconscious Tuesday at a brothel in Nevada and, after being rushed to Las Vegas, was placed on life support. The 6-foot-10 inch product of New Britain, Conn., and the University of Rhode Island played 14 seasons in the NBA, averaging 13.3 points and 8.4 rebounds for four franchises. Odom helped the Los Angeles Lakers win two NBA championships in 2009 and 2010, and was the league’s Sixth Man of the Year in 2010-11.

The latest details from Shelburne:

Odom slept most of the day Friday but did see his kids, father and Khloe Kardashian, his estranged wife.

Sources told ESPN on Friday that Odom’s condition had been improving slightly over the past 36 hours, but he remained sedated as doctors worked to make sure his organs functioned properly.

Odom has been in the hospital since Tuesday, when he was found unconscious at Nevada’s Love Ranch brothel, 90 minutes northwest of Las Vegas. He was rushed to the hospital and put on life support. As recently as Thursday night, sources told ESPN that Odom was “not out of the woods yet.”

Nye County sheriff Sharon Wehrly said on Wednesday that an employee called 911 dispatchers and said Odom was unresponsive with blood and “white stuff” coming from his nose and mouth.

Late Thursday night, Khloe Kardashian said her family won’t be posting content online while attending to his health crisis.

It read: “As a family, we’ve decided to hold off on publishing content across our apps while we continue to support and pray for Lamar.”

She also thanked fans for their kindness and understanding. The message was addressed to fans as a note from Kardashian.

Meanwhile, Odom’s aunt and godmother also thanked the public for its support, saying they’re focused on his “complete healing.”

15 Comments

  1. Slylaker says:

    Lamar,its time to leave the street life behind.You been given a second chance on life.Dont blow it.

  2. Harriethehawk says:

    Great news. Best wishes.

  3. Joni says:

    Wether youd be Playing in thé nba or not, It dosent Matter its just à game and you already accomplished what most players would havé Dream to acomplish. Your a good man Lamar, éveryones love you from your family,your friends,your old teammates your ex wife,the fans ans thé public. you still havé you Whole Life Ahead of you,ver healthy,enjoy the love ones,and be strong.god bless

  4. Ron says:

    As a recovering addict I have prayed for Lamars recovery. I also know, if Lamar doesn’t seek help and take responsibility for this disaster in his life, he will probably die from this disease. Any one who makes excuses for Lamars behavior during this instance is only telling Lamar that it wasn’t his fault that this episode happened. This whole episode was Lamar’s fault he chose to use the drugs ect. This episode isn’t Lamars first bad experience with his addict behavior and I’m certain Lamar has been told what he needs to do to change his life and get this monkey off of his back. So far Lamar has refused to take the healthy path to his recovery and this has been the result of (his) choices. Lamar I beg you to get the help you need. I beg you to surround yourself with people in recovery who will help you in any way they can, so you can live a happy and productive life. Lamar the ball is in your hands are you going to choose to dribble it out of bounds or are you going to choose to drive to the bucket and score?

  5. john of Christ a king says:

    Prayers going out to the physical Odom family, his adopted family by marriage and holy matrimony khloe kardashian Odom. Visit Christ a king in Queens,NY …Let the power of God repair your life.. Beware of wolves in sheep clothing ! I owe the state of Arizona about $1,300.00 for a overweight sealed load in a semi-truck. Can you help so I can still earn a living. Get healthy again Mr Odom. Peace everlasting do the supreme Mathematics !

  6. atown says:

    First i want to say that people really need to stop being insensitive and saying negative comments, while this man is fighting for his life. Everybody has things they deal with. Lamar, i dont know you, but i love you as a person, i hope you get the help you need once you recover, because you will get through this. Pray to God for help as he is your creator and knows all about your brokenness. Leave all the negative people alone. You have beautiful childre who need and love you. Also, it sounds like khloe has been very supportive of you, even when you may not have respected your union with her. She seems like a ride or die chick. Be good to her, dont let people talk negative about her or disrespect her, because for someone to come to the hospital and not move and kee o the same clothes on for days…..thats love. I would love to see you guys work it out, but take your time guys. Also dont let the NBA define you as a person, you had a great career and if they dont take you back, its not the end of the world, find something else to do. But when you are discharged from the hospital lamar, please, please get you some counseling and rehab. You have to take care of self first before you can be there for others. You cant give someone something you dont have. And keep your head up high, there are lots of nasty rumors out here, but dont worry about that, be strong and know that God is here for u. Stay strong my brother and be blessed!!!!!! Be nice to khole too!!!!

  7. Get well odom 🙂 god is good.the left hander lammar

  8. Get well odom 🙂 god is good.

  9. Hey cousin hang in there 😊 we love ❤ you

  10. Rickey Askew says:

    I,m glad Lamar Odom are doing much better god was on his side. His wife support show how much she love him. Come on Lamar Odom let get your life turn around, and play basketball for the NBA again.

  11. houstoncolby says:

    that what he gets for partying so hard

  12. Anthony Howard says:

    Get well Odom, my prayers are with you champ. Best left-hand in the game, make a speedy recovery, I look forward to seeing you back on the court. One of your biggest fan, Anthony

  13. michel says:

    Hope that you get better every second.
    You are always the best.
    Promise? Never again.
    Michel