lamar odom

*Uh oh. Here’s another not too good sounding report on Lamar Odom.

It seems the ex-NBAer is having a very hard time with communication and mobility. TMZ says the situation is so bad, he can’t recognize some close friends and family.

Our sources tell us Lamar has made little progression in the last couple weeks. We’re told he’s only able to speak a word here and there, and at times he seems “empty.”

The scariest part … Lamar can’t recognize longtime friends and even family members when they come to visit. We’re told docs believe he’s suffered significant brain damage.

Odom has been hospitalized since October 13 when he was found unresponsive at a Vegas brothel.