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Lamar Odom's speech improving during therapy, family says

Lamar Odom is improving 'mentally and physically' during therapy in Los Angeles, family says

Lamar Odom's speech improving during therapy, family says

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lamar Odom's family says his speech is improving as he undergoes therapy in Los Angeles more than a week after the former NBA star was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel.

A statement released Thursday by Alvina Alston, publicist for Odom's aunt JaNean Mercer, says Odom "is beginning to gradually flourish both mentally and physically."

Alston calls Odom's therapy regimen "aggressive," but she does not elaborate.

A day earlier, Odom and reality star Khloe Kardashian filed a court petition dismissing a divorce filing from December 2013.

Kardashian has been by Odom's side since he was found in extremely critical condition Oct. 13 at the Love Ranch brothel in Crystal, Nevada, and hospitalized in Las Vegas.

The brothel said workers saw him drink alcohol and take supplements sold as "herbal Viagra."