Former NBA star and two-time champion Lamar Odom’s condition continues to improve as he remains in critical condition at a Las Vegas hospital. He is no longer on life support after waking from a three-day coma on Friday after being found unconscious at a Nevada brothel on Tuesday.
ESPN.com’s Ramona Shelbourne reported on Saturday that Odom is doing "way, way better," although he remains in critical condition. The report also said that Odom is breathing on his own and is no longer in need of tubes, but he continue to wear a breathing mask.
Over the last few days, there has been an outpouring of support for the 35-year old. Former teammates, coaches, and friends have took to social media to extend their best wishes.
"We love you, man. Keep fighting," former teammate Chris Paul said on television in China following the Clippers’ preseason game.
After returning home from exhibition games in China, former Los Angeles Clippers teammates Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, along with Paul, flew to Las Vegas to visit Odom in the hospital.
"He probably has no idea we were there, but just to be there and to see him, hopefully he knows there's a lot of guys that love him and want to see him do better and want to see him get better," Griffin told reporters on Saturday.