Lamar Odom therapy begins
Lamar Odom has made steady improvement since being found unconscious at a Nevada brothel.
According to reports, the former Lakers and Clippers forward has begun the early stages of physical therapy, reports Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News.
The physical therapy will assess whether the 35-year-old can walk, Medina reports. Odom has been breathing successfully without the help of a ventilator for the last three days, and has the ability to hold simple conversations.
Odom has also been transferred from the Las Vegas hospital where he spent the past week to a hospital in Los Angeles, E! News reports.
We we previously reported, Odom was rushed to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas on Oct. 13 after being found unconscious at a legal brothel. The hospitalization followed a several-day period during which the two-time NBA champion and 2011 NBA Sixth Man of the Year reportedly drank Cognac, took too many doses of a brand of “herbal Viagra” that has been the subject of multiple warnings by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and, according to claims made by a brothel employee captured in 911 recordings released by the Nye County (Nev.) Sheriff’s Office, allegedly used cocaine.
On Friday, Odom was reported to be conscious, breathing on his own and speaking sentences.
Odom played with the Lakers, Clippers, Heat and Mavericks during his 14-season NBA career. He won two championships with the Lakers in 2009 and 2010, and was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2011.