Lamar Odom Visited in Hospital by Former LA Clippers' Teammates

By Mehak Massand (mehak.massand@mstarsnews.com) | Oct 19, 2015 10:00 AM EDT
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As Lamar Odom recovers from his drug overdose in a Nevada hospital, former teammates of the Los Angeles Clippers' player, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, paid the former NBA Sixth Man of the Year a visit.

Odom's condition has definitely been improving as reports from Friday suggest that he was breathing on his own and even speaking a little. He's becoming "more conversational."

ESPN reported, "Lamar Odom is 'way, way better' and is more conversational as he remains in critical condition in an Las Vegas hospital."

According to the Clips Nation, other sources claim that Lamar is texting and "speaking in sentences." All of this news is quite promising as continues to fight for his life.

After landing in Los Angeles on Wednesday night after their trip to China, Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan flew to Las Vegas to visit Odom.

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A photo posted by Chris Paul (@cp3) on Oct 7, 2015 at 11:05am PDT

"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 said before the Clippers practiced Saturday.

Odom played alongside Griffin, Jordan and Paul during the 2012-2013 NBA season. After Odom helped the Lakers win an NBA championship in 2009 and 2010, he was extremely distraught as the LA Lakers tried to trade him to the New Orleans Hornets in an attempt to acquire Chris Paul. Although the deal never went through, Odom was traded to the Dallas Mavericks, where he averaged only 6.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. The following summer, Odom was traded to the Clippers were he averaged a career low of 4 points, according to ESPN.

Chris Paul was vastly affected by the news of Odom's condition. He even delievered a special message to Odom on television:

"We love you, man. Keep fighting," said Paul. "LO is just one of those guys who, when he was on our team, he had that veteran leadership. He knew what it took to win. He was very lighthearted. When things got a little bit too serious, he was the one who kept us relaxed and laughed and stuff like that. He's just an unbelievable guy."

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