The 35-year-old had reportedly suffered a dozen strokes towards the beginning of his time in medical care. An insider explains that the ailing athlete has been getting better, but not without setbacks along the way:
"It's two steps forward, then a step back, but it does feel like some progress is being made, little by little. There's still a black cloud, like, 'Okay, what's next?'"
Last week, the NBA forward underwent emergency surgery, which was believed to be in response to a bout of pneumonia. The source says the illness proved to be problematic for the basketball player's condition, adding:
"The pneumonia was a huge setback, and now there's worry about permanent scarring of the lungs."
The famous father had also been facing issues with his kidneys, and reports are been circulating that could need a transplant. However, the insider explains his organs aren't ready for the operation just yet:
"His kidneys are still not functioning correctly, but he's nowhere near strong enough to even think of a transplant, so he's on dialysis."
While his body parts aren't in the best shape, source reveals he has made progress as far as responsiveness is concerned: