Lamar Odom 'Getting Stronger,' Aunt Says

The NBA star opened his eyes Friday after being unconscious for days.

— -- After Lamar Odom opened his eyes Friday, days after being found unconscious in a legal Nevada brothel, the former NBA star's family says he's "getting stronger."

"Lamar has always been blessed with a tenacious, fighting spirit, overcoming insurmountable obstacles to achieve the impossible. These past few days have been no different," JaNean Mercer, Odom's aunt, added Monday in a statement. "He is defying the odds in his toughest battle to date with God's grace. Each day Lamar is getting stronger and reaching significant milestones in his recovery. We are committed to remaining by his side as a family for our champion, who we love immensely."

Kim Kardashian, who has known Odom since he married her sister in 2009, added more information about Odom's condition via social media, sharing a picture with the athlete and writing, "I have faith in you."

"I believe in the power of prayer and positive energy! Thank you all for your prayers! Lammy- I'm so happy Kendall & I could make you smile today! God is good!" she added.

Kardashian has been photographed visiting the two-time NBA champion.

Odom, 35, had been unconscious since being found at the Love Ranch in Crystal, Nevada, Tuesday. The owner of the ranch told ABC News he had been staying there since the Saturday before.

A representative for the family told The Associated Press that Odom spoke and gave a thumbs-up after opening his eyes late last week.

When rescuers arrived at the Love Ranch, Odom was "unconscious but breathing," Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly told reporters last week.

Police also said that a worker at the legal brothel claimed to 911 dispatchers that the former basketball player had been using cocaine and sexual enhancement drugs in the days before the incident.

After the incident, Odom first received treatment at Pahrump's Desert View Hospital, then was transferred to Sunrise Hospital, where the Rev. Jesse Jackson said earlier in the week, his estranged wife, Khloe Kardashian, has been by his side.

Khloe Kardashian married Odom in 2009, but filed for divorce four years later. Both parties signed the divorce papers earlier this year.

Khloe's only post about the incident thus far was a statement on her website that read, "As a family we've decided to hold off on publishing content across our apps while we continue to support and pray for Lamar. Thank you for your kindness and understanding during this difficult time."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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I have faith in you. I believe in the power of prayer and positive energy! Thank you all for your prayers! Lammy- I'm so happy Kendall & I could make you smile today! God is good!

A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Oct 17, 2015 at 9:44pm PDT

Odom, 35, had been unconscious since being found at the Love Ranch in Crystal, Nevada, Tuesday. The owner of the ranch told ABC News he had been staying there since the Saturday before.

A representative for the family told The Associated Press that Odom spoke and gave a thumbs-up after opening his eyes late last week.

When rescuers arrived at the Love Ranch, Odom was "unconscious but breathing," Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly told reporters last week.

Police also said that a worker at the legal brothel claimed to 911 dispatchers that the former basketball player had been using cocaine and sexual enhancement drugs in the days before the incident.

After the incident, Odom first received treatment at Pahrump's Desert View Hospital, then was transferred to Sunrise Hospital, where the Rev. Jesse Jackson said earlier in the week, his estranged wife, Khloe Kardashian, has been by his side.

Khloe Kardashian married Odom in 2009, but filed for divorce four years later. Both parties signed the divorce papers earlier this year.

Khloe's only post about the incident thus far was a statement on her website that read, "As a family we've decided to hold off on publishing content across our apps while we continue to support and pray for Lamar. Thank you for your kindness and understanding during this difficult time."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Get real-time updates as this story unfolds. To start, just "star" this story in ABC News' phone app. Download ABC News for iPhone here or ABC News for Android here.