Lamar Odom transferred to local rehab facility

Former Lakers forward was recently transferred to a local hospital to continue his recovery.  file photo

Former Lakers forward was recently transferred to a local hospital to continue his recovery. file photo

After three months he was hospitalized in critical condition at a Nevada brothel, former Lakers and Clippers forward Lamar Odom has progressed enough in his rehab that he was recently transferred to a private rehab facility. Odom has recently stayed near Cedars-Sinai Medical Center near Beverly Hills.

JaNean Mercer, Odom’s aunt, described his nephew’s progress in a statement as a “miraculous recovery.”

“Lamar continues to make remarkable strides and we are asking that you continue to respect our
privacy,” Mercer said in the statement released by family spokesperson, Alvina Alston. “Again we thank all of you greatly. Your support has been paramount in helping to uplift us during these past few difficult months.”

Alston declined to provide further details, including Odom’s condition and which Los Angeles-based rehab facility he was transferred earlier to this week.

In October, Odom was taken to Sunrise and Medical Center in Las Vegas after becoming unconscious. Numerous 911 calls reported Odom overdosing on drugs. Despite dim prognosis about his recovery, Odom soon began physical therapy and showed improvement with his vision, speech and movement.

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Lamar Odom in early stages of physical therapy

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