Lamar Odom might still be in hospital, but that wont stop him from celebrating his 38th birthday, Odom’s wife Khloe Kardashian is said to be planning a small get together to mark the former NBA star’s big day and is even inviting some of his former Clippers teammates to attend.

Lamar Odom and Khloe KardashianLamar Odom is celebrating his 36th birthday in hospital.

A source told the New York Daily News, "She would love for him to have a special day.” According to People, the party guest list is said to include two of Odom's best friends who are not basketball players and his NBA trainer of 15 years.

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Sadly Lakers players Kobe Bryant and Metta World Peace will be unable to attend, but they do plan to connect with Odom via video chat. The get together will take place at a private area of the hospital,and not in Odom's room. "It's just a very small group of people because Lamar cannot handle too much stimulus, but the doctors are allowing a small group for a short time on his birthday," a source told People.

A spokeswoman for Odom's aunt JaNean Mercer also released a statement Friday saying, "Every birthday with Lamar is special but today is an especially momentous occasion and we honor God for this day and thank him for allowing us to spend this time together. Please continue to keep Lamar and our family in prayer as he continues on this miraculous journey.”

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Odom has been hospitalised since October 13th when he was found unconscious in a legal Nevada brothel just north of Las Vegas. He was in a coma for days but eventually awoke and was later transferred to Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to continue his recovery.