There has been an outpouring of compassion and support for two-time NBA champion Lamar Odom since he fell unconscious in a Las Vegas brothel earlier this week. It seems the prayers and well wishes of the concerned have been effective. Complex reports that Odom is now responsive:
According to both Entertainment Tonight and USA Today, Odom was able to open his eyes today and communicate briefly. A source told ET that Odom was asked if he wanted to see his kids when he opened his eyes and was able to communicate “Yes.”
It is good to hear that Lamar is making some progress. He found himself in the news again after he fell into unconsciousness while patronizing the Love Ranch brothel in Vegas. He was found laying unresponsive on Tuesday, his third straight night in the brothel with two women to “take care of any of his needs,” for a princely sum of $75,000, according to Love Ranch owner, Dennis Hof. Law enforcement claims that the reason for this near tragedy was a combination of cocaine that Odom used on Saturday and 10 sexual performance pills.
Unfortunately, if he makes a full recovery, Odom could face drug charges. The actions of the brothel workers is also being investigated by law enforcement. The possibility that Odom was making a suicide attempt has not been ruled out, either.