Update: Odom continues progress, transferred to Los Angeles


Two weeks since being hospitalized in Las Vegas after being found unconscious in a Nevada brothel, Lamar Odom continues to take baby steps towards recovery.

The former NBA star has been airlifted from the Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas to another medical facility in Los Angeles last Monday, this according to Alvina Alston, publicist of Odom’s aunt JaNean Mercer. She did not divulge where Odom was transferred.

Odom, 35, was moved to a facility nearer his home.

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The statement from the Mercer and Odom families expressed gratitude to the hospital and fans of the former NBA Sixth Man of the Year. It also said that Khloe Kardashian, Odom’s estranged wife, his father and two children from a previous relationship are with him.

”He continues to make miraculous progress, taking a few steps in Los Angeles,” according to the released statement.

“We realize Lamar’s continued improvement will not be easy, however his unrelenting strength and faith in GOD will pull him through.”

News of his transfer from Las Vegas to LA came a day after a family statement said Odom’s condition is steadily improving. The hospital and people close to Odom have been tightlipped regarding his prognosis and has hinted he faces a long road to full recovery but they remain optimistic.

It can be recalled that Odom was found unresponsive and in critical condition last October 13 at the Love Ranch brothel outside of Las Vegas where he was reported to have consumed a cocktail of drugs and alcohol during a four-day binge.

The Nye County Sheriff’s Office is continuing with its investigation and is still tracing Odom’s steps leading to the incident. Test results from blood samples obtained through a warrant still are pending, and authorities have not ruled out the possibility of taking action against the brothel or Odom, who won two NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009 and 2010.