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Good news! New reports suggest Lamar Odom is now conscious and breathing on his own. More inside….

If the most recent reports about Lamar Odom’s condition are the truth, it looks like thing are on the up-and-up for the former NBA baller.

According to ESPN and Entertainment Tonight, Lamar is conscious and breathing on his own. He reportedly opened his eyes and was able to communicate to doctors at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas today.

ET reports:

According to Alvina Alston, a spokesperson for Odom’s aunt, JaNean Mercer, the 35-year-old athlete was able to open his mouth and speak on Friday. When his doctor asked how he was doing, Lamar gave a thumbs up and responded, “Good morning.”

A source in the hospital dished the good news to ESPN senior writer Ramona Shelburne. She reports:

Lamar Odom is conscious and breathing on his own in a Las Vegas hospital and has spoken a few words, a source told ESPN on Friday. Odom no longer has a breathing tube, the source said. He is wearing a breathing mask and remains in critical condition, however.

Three days ago, Lamar was found unconscious with fluids running from his nose and mouth at the Love Ranch in Nevada. It’s being reported he spent $75K over a four-day stay where he allegedly overdosed on “herbal style Viagra.” Drugs were reportedly found in his system as well.

After suffering several mini strokes and having to be put on a ventilator due to severe organ failure, sources say his condition has been improving slightly over the past 36 hours, but he’s being kept sedated to keep monitoring his organs functions.

Lamar’s children, 17-year-old Destiny and 13-year-old Lamar Jr., along with their mother Liza Morales have been by his side after flying from NYC on Wednesday. Lamar’s still legal wife Khloe Kardashian (along with her sisters and mother) has also been by his side since he was admitted. We hear doctors have ordered no one access to his room except Khloe, but we can’t confirm that.

Prayers still going up for Lamar.

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