Lamar Odom Brain Damage? Docs Fear Worst After Former NBA Star Fails to Recognize Friends and Family
It’s been over a month since former NBA star Lamar Odom was found unconscious at a Las Vegas brothel. Since then there hasn’t been a whole lot of good news to report.
We already knew, for example, that Odom’s kidney’s were failing, that brain scans had revealed evidence of a dozen different strokes, and that he was experiencing difficulty walking and talking.
Now a new report from TMZ says Odom has made very little progress over the last few weeks. Their source says he is only able to say words here and there, and, worst of all, he is unable to recognize family and friends. So apparently his doctors fear he may have suffered significant brain damage.
Just last week Odom’s estranged wife, Khloe Kardashian, told Us Magazine that while Odom “still has a lot of physical and cognitive therapy to go through,” he is getting better every day. The new report from TMZ does not contradict anything Kardashian said, but it does seem considerably less optimistic.
Of course, Kardashian would probably say anything if she thought it would help her sell more copies of her book. It was only back in August that Khloe accused Odom of “ambushing” her outside her LA fitness club. Then she started dating James Harden before her divorce with Odom was even finalized. However, as soon as the news broke about Odom, the entire Kardashian clan was sitting vigil by his bedside like devoted family members because they’re disgusting human beings who will do anything for attention.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lamar Odom.
Hat Tip – [Deadspin]