Lamar Odom’s road to recovery may be a long one, but his former college coach Jim Harrick believes things are looking up for the athlete. “We’re more hopeful now,” he shared during a Monday morning interview on CNN.
Harrick also revealed that Odom told his estranged wife Khloe Kardashian, “I love you,” over the weekend. Khloe has been by the 35-year-old athlete’s bedside since he was hospitalized Tuesday after being found unresponsive inside a Nevada brothel.
Some have claimed that the Kardashian is only at the hospital where Odom is being treated for publicity, but Harrick says nothing could be further from the truth. “She’s just a sweet, loving, lovely young girl and they had a great relationship. I think she’s a rock and I think she’s the best thing that ever happened to Lamar Odom. And I hope he wakes up and realizes. I want to go over and smack him and let him know.”
Over the weekend, Lamar’s sister-in-law Kim Kardashian posted this inspiring message on Instagram:
Odom reportedly spent $75,000 partying at the infamous Love Ranch brothel for three days before overdosing on “herbal Viagra.”