Sources: Lamar Odom briefly showed responsiveness on Thursday

Kobe Bryant joined Khloe Kardashian and some of Odom's childhood friends at his bedside after a Tuesday night Lakers game in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, file)

Kobe Bryant joined Khloe Kardashian and some of Odom’s childhood friends at his bedside after a Tuesday night Lakers game in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, file)

Although Lamar Odom has stayed on life support and in a coma at a Las Vegas hospital, the former Lakers and Clippers forward continued to make progress with his recovery. Odom woke up briefly and showed some responsiveness with his body language on Thursday, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation.

Concerns still persist about Odom’s health since he was hospitalized Tuesday night at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas after losing consciousness at a Nevada brothel. Brothel workers from Love Ranch South in Crystal, Nev., reported in a 911 call released Wednesday that Odom took cocaine and 10 doses of an herbal supplement over three days. But Odom’s latest progression has left those close to him more hopeful about his recovery.

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  • LimaMan

    what’s your source Mike?

  • Mark Medina

    The name is Mark. No reporter, including myself, divulges sources. This is sensitive information & naming names would put them in uncompromising positions

    • LimaMan

      and that’s exactly why nobnody believes reporters and they’re becomign obsolete

      • Mark Medina

        Well, I trust where I got my information. If we named sources, they wouldn’t feel comfortable sharing sensitive information. There’s no benefit for me just to throw anything on the wall because then no one will believe what I write. And people would be less inclined to talk to me as well. So this information involved a lot of back and forth among different people checking to see if it was accurate. I stand by what I wrote.

  • that_absrd
    • Mark Medina

      I stand by what I reported.

  • Akurit

    I find the the challenging of the source and then posting a TMZ link as a credible source laughable. The integrity of the media has ALWAYS been not to site sources. TMZ may get a few things right, but to site them as a credible source makes you look like a fool.