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Lamar Odom Out of Coma - Lamar Odom Speaks for the First Time

Lamar Odom says hi to Khloe Kardashian and is out of a coma.

Lamar Odom, who has been fighting for his life after visiting a Las Vegas brothel, has regained consciousness on Friday, but his condition is still up in the air after he collapsed in a Nevada brothel following a $75,000 weekend binge. Lamar Odom, a former Laker and reality TV star, brought to the hospital after he collapsed on Tuesday at the Love Ranch brothel about 80 miles away in Crystal Nevada. Since then, the former NBA champion has been reportedly fighting a possible drug overdose after taking cocaine, alcohol and an sexual stimulant supplement.

Lamar Odom's condition reportedly improves.

Metta-World-Peace-Lamar-Odom-Cropped His wife, Khloe Kardashian, has been by the NBA player's bed since he arrived at the hospital. According to a source close to the Los Angeles Times, “Lamar is conscious and was able to say hi to Khloe but his condition remains guarded,” and he was able to open his mouth and speak on Friday. No other details have been revealed. Details surrounding Lamar Odom's condition were first reported by E! News.

Khloe Kardashian is by Lamar Odom's bed side.

khloe-kardashian-odom-lamar-odom Khloe Kardashian, who married Odom after only knowing him for less than a week, has called on her fans to pray for his recovery. In a posting on her web page, Khloe Kardashian decided to not post anything out of respect for Lamar Odom and to focus on his health needs. The rest of the Kardashian family also released statements on their websites saying the same thing. “As a family, we've decided to hold off on publishing content across our apps while we continue to support and pray for Lamar,” the family statement reads. “Thank you for your kindness and understanding during this difficult time.” But, that media blackout only lasted a few hours as Kylie Jenner posted a photo of Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian ice skating and asking her 11.8 million followers to offer a morning prayer.

The hospital has not made an official report regarding Lamar Odom's health.

Lamar Odom s_bukley / Shutterstock.com Meanwhiile, the hospital is not saying how Lamar Odom is doing, reports have surfaced through unnamed sources from various media outlets. While, doctors familiar with comas have expressed the longer Lamar Odom is unconscious the harder it is for the NBA power forward to survive. But, all of the family members surrounding Lamar Odom during this difficult time are all remaining positive.

Lamar Odom's basketball career spiraled out of control

Image Credit: Bridget Samuels (Flickr) Lamar Odom is a two time NBA championship winner and former Los Angeles Lakers star player.  He played for a total of  four teams during his 14 seasons in the NBA and won the Sixth Man of the Year Award during the 2010-11 season.

The Los Angeles Clippers drafted him in 1999, and he played for the team for four seasons before signing with the Miami Heat.

After one season in Miami, he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers and helped the team win two NBA championships in 2009 and 2010.

A year later, he briefly played for the Dallas Mavericks before returning to the Clippers for one season. He has not played in the NBA since then, though the New York Knicks signed him during the off-season last year only to cut him a few weeks later.

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