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Lakers Lamar Odom is jovial during the shoot around before the start of the game against the Philad

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The condition of Lamar Odom is improving and doctors say that he is now breathing on his own, and also speaking more. Docs are still running tests to see how much damage was done to his brain and other vital organs, but they feel that beginning physical therapy is a big step in the right direction.

via LA Daily News:

Odom has not experienced any setbacks after breathing without the help of a ventilator in the past three days. He showing marked improvement with his breathing, vision and the ability to have simple conversations, sources said.

Odom is slated to begin physical therapy that will show whether the 35-year-old former basketball player can walk, said sources familiar with Odom’s progression. But it remains unclear how well he can navigate that challenge.

Odom has experienced frequent fatigue and has received constant treatment on his lungs and kidneys, sources said. Odom could also have serious brain damage considering a 911 call released last Wednesday reported Odom took cocaine and 10 doses of a sexual performance enhancer over three days.