Lamar Odom Can't Recognize Family: Report Bad news for Khloe Kardashian's husband By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff Posted Nov 15, 2015 1:42 PM CST 26 comments Comments In this April 30, 2012 file photo, Khloe Kardashian Odom and Lamar Odom pose at an E! Network event in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File) (Newser) – After news of Lamar Odom's "shocking" improvement, a dark turn: The former NBA player is in "rough shape" and struggles to recognize family and friends, a source tells TMZ. Worse, the source adds, doctors believe his brain has suffered major damage. Odom's estranged wife, Khloe Kardashian, recently told Us Weekly that her husband was struggling to walk on his own and was emotionally erratic—which experts say is typical for stroke victims, Deadspin reports. He's "doing better every day for sure—which is a blessing—but it's going to be a long road, and he has to walk that road," Khloe said earlier this week. Odom was found unconscious in a brothel in October.