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Lamar Odom Reportedly Emerges From Coma

The two-time champion's condition has reportedly improved and he is breathing without a respirator.

Lamar Odom has reportedly come out of his coma and is breathing without machine assistance, according to multiple reports. 

According to E! News, "Odom opened his eyes, saw estranged wife Khloe Kardashian, said, 'Hey, baby,' gave her a thumbs up and then went back to sleep." A representative for Odom's aunt confirmed his consciousness and ability to speak, reports AP. 

The 35-year-old Odom was hospitalized on Tuesday after he reportedly took a number of drugs at a Nevada brothel. He had been at the brothel since the Saturday prior.

Entertainment Tonight first reported the news of his improving condition on Friday morning. ESPN's Ramona Shelburne and USA Today's Martin Rogers have also reported the news of his improving health condition. 

The two-time NBA champion has continued to receive support from NBA players and coaches as well as sports media personnel throughout his ordeal. 

 

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