Basketball star Lamar Odom’s family members, fans and friends have been given a little hope as the sportsman fights for his life in a Las Vegas hospital after learning he opened his eyes on Friday.

Khloe Kardashian’s estranged husband has been unconscious since he was found unresponsive in a suite at a Nevada brothel on Tuesday, following three days of partying and alleged drug abuse.

The outcome looked bleak as family and friends rushed to be by his bedside, but it appears there may be a glimmer of hope after the former NBA player opened his eyes at Sunrise Hospital on Friday.

However, doctors tell that news outlets might be making too much of evidence of some involuntary body movement.

Meanwhile, Odom’s maternal aunt, JaNean Mercer, has thanked his fans and friends for their support and prayers on behalf of the family.

“No words can express the overwhelming gratitude we feel for the outpouring of support from around the world,” she writes in a statement. “Please continue to keep in your prayers, our family and Lamar, whom we deeply love, admire and cherish. His complete healing is paramount and our primary focus.”

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