Former Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom has been in a coma since he was found unconscious after what reports have indicated was a drug overdose Tuesday in Nevada. The Los Angeles Daily News reports, however, that Odom woke up “briefly” and showed “some responsiveness” Thursday.
Although Lamar Odom has stayed on life support and in a coma at a Las Vegas hospital, the former Lakers and Clippers forward continue to make progress with his recovery. Odom woke up briefly and showed some responsiveness with his body language on Thursday, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation.
Reports earlier Thursday conflicted on Odom’s status and questioned the long-term outlook of Odom’s situation. Odom has received an outpouring of support on social media from the NBA community, and various former teammates including Kobe Bryant and his former general manager Mitch Kupchak have visited Odom in the Las Vegas hospital where he has been since Tuesday.