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Clippers Stars Visit Recovering Odom

The Clippers' big three stopped by Odom's hospital in Vegas to visit their former teammate as he recovers from a major scare earlier this week.

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According to reports by Brad Turner of the L.A. Times, Lamar Odom's condition has improved today, and he's speaking in full sentences and texting:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Been told that Lamar Odom is doing good today. He&#39;s texting, speaking sentences, according to a source.</p>&mdash; Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) <a href="">October 17, 2015</a></blockquote>

Odom also had visits from the Clippers big three stars: Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and DeAndre Jordan.  Odom last played in the NBA as a Clipper in 2013, when he appeared in all 82 games as a key backup for the team.  His veteran leadership earned him close ties with the players on the team and the roster.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Also been told that Clippers Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul went to visit Lamar Odom after team got back from China Thursday.</p>&mdash; Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) <a href="">October 17, 2015</a></blockquote>

There's been a lot of talk this week about how Lamar Odom is a part of the Lakers family, and while that's certainly true, it's also true that to a lesser extent he's part of the Clippers family--not only for his supporting role on the new age Clippers and the relationships he formed there, but for many fans he's a symbol of the young, exciting early 2000's Clippers teams also featuring Darius Miles and Elton Brand.

Get well soon, Lamar.