Lamar Odom Walks For First Time Since Overdose!

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Ailing NBA star Lamar Odom is reportedly making major strides in his recovery ... literally. Late last week, he walked without assistance.

Lamar on the Clippers

The basketball star had not been able to move without the aid a walker since the day he overdosed in a Vegas brothel earlier this fall.

Until Thursday, when Lamar ditched the walker and took three steps, shocking the doctors working with him on his physical therapy.

Furthermore, he has a limited range of motion in his hands, but he was able to make a small, yet significant, stride in that area as well.

During a recent visit from wife Khloe Kardashian, Odom reached above his head to put his hood on, which may not sound that impressive.

It is, however, considering the state of the athlete's brain function, which was perilous to say the least and still clouds his entire future.

The situation has been so unsettling - or at least uncertain - that some reports have suggested we may never see him in public again.

Ever. While that's an extreme and likely unsubstantiated scenario, it underscores what a difficult road lies ahead for the 36-year-old.

Fortunately, he was able to recognize a hospital staff member this week, another milestone since he couldn't recognize family before.

Whatever you think of the circumstances that put him there, these developments are welcome news to Lamar, Khloe and Liza Morales.

As for what lies ahead, that remains anyone's guess, but we're happy to hear that there has been some progress on the medical front.

Despite reports that Odom has nowhere to go after he leaves the hospital, TMZ reports that he will soon be moved to a rehab facility.  

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After bouncing around the NBA for years, Lamar Odom became a valuable member of the Los Angeles Lakers. He's won multiple world titles as... More »
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