Lamar Odom doing better, moved from Vegas hospital

Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odom
FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2008, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, right, talks with forward Lamar Odom after Odom fouled out against the Chicago Bulls during the second half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. Odom, who was embraced by teammates and television fans alike for his Everyman approach to fame, was found face-down and alone Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, after spending four days at the Love Ranch, a legal Nevada brothel. 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)

LAS VEGAS (WPRI/AP) — The Los Angeles Times is reporting Lamar Odom has been moved from a Las Vegas hospital and is now in California. Sources close to Odom said he has progressed to the point where he can continue his recovery in Los Angeles.

The former University of Rhode Island and NBA star’s family describes him as alert and his condition improving — less than a week than he was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel.

Workers there said they saw him drink alcohol and take herbal Viagra supplements.

Jim Harrick, who coached Odom in college at URI, also said his condition is improving.

“He took his breathing tube out himself, and if he needs a mask, he’ll wear it, but he’s breathing on his own.”

Harrick said he’s been in contact with Odom’s estranged wife Khloé Kardashian, almost every day.

“He spoke a few words. She reached down and said, ‘Hey. You know I love you,’ and he said, ‘Yeah. I know,’ and then went back to sleep.’”

The mother of Odom’s children, Liza Morales, posted a tweet about his condition when he regained consciousness.

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