HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 30: Los Angeles Clipper Lamar Odom attends the opening night of Walgreens' new flagship store in Los
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Lamar Odom has slowly been recovering after being found unconscious in a Nevada brothel last Tuesday (Oct. 13). A new update tells us that the former NBA star is breathing on his own and has told ex-wife Khloe Kardashian “I love you.”

Odom’s college coach Jim Harrick appeared on CNN on Monday, and said that the hospitalized athlete has made “a little bit of progress” recently. After spending multiple days fighting for his life, Odom’s condition appeared to improve last Friday.

“We’re more hopeful now,” Harrick said of Odom’s overall recovery. “We’ve been on pins and needles for days.”

After marrying Kardashian in 2009, Odom and the reality star divorced in 2013, the same year that the former Los Angeles Laker was charged with a DUI. Harrick praised Kardashian for being “a rock” through Odom’s recovery over the past week, and that he hopes that this terrifying incident will be a “turning point” for him.