NBA player James Harden and celebrity Khloe Kardashian put their relationship on hold as Khloe helps former NBA player Lamar Odom on the road to recovery. The said couple, who started dating over the summer, has been in constant contact throughout the entire ordeal with Odom especially Khloe, according to E! News.
The Houston Rockets guard, although very busy with the on-going NBA pre-season, is as encouraging and ?as supportive as humanly possible [to Khloe] given the situation,? according to a source from People. ?He never had any intention of going to Vegas. He supports her of course, but understands she needs space and to be with Lamar.?
?Lamar essentially has zero consistent family other than the Kardashian, and James understands that,? the source added. ?The last thing we would want to do would be to add more stress to her plate.? Odom, who was hospitalized last week after a drug overdose at a Nevada brothel, woke up from a coma last Friday. The former basketball star is currently confined at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, together with his ex-wife, who hasn?t left his side since racing to the hospital on Tuesday.
In a statement posted to her website, Khloe stated how gratified she was of the support Odom had been given during his ordeal. ?I am so thankful to family, friends, and fans, who have sent nothing but prayers and well wishes to Lamar,? she said. ?You can never be prepared for an experience like this, but without the outpouring of love and endless prayers that Lamar has received and the strength I was given from my loved ones, it would have been difficult to endure.?
Lamar has made progress since waking up from the coma but still has a long way before he can fully recover. ?You can tell it?s taking a toll on Khloe, according to a source from E! News, ?but she is staying strong for Lamar.?