Monday brought shocking news to the basketball world as NBA superstar LeBron James’ 18-year-old son, Bronny, was hurried to the hospital. The distressing incident occurred during a USC basketball workout when Bronny suffered a heart attack, leaving his family and fans in a state of concern.
A spokesperson for the James family confirmed the gravity of the situation, but also provided some reassurance, stating that the incoming USC freshman’s condition is now stable, and he has been moved out of the intensive care unit (ICU). The incident prompted a 911 call from the USC facility at 9:26 a.m., with first responders rushing to assist an unconscious Bronny, according to TMZ Sports.
“In yesterday’s practice, Bronny James experienced a cardiac arrest,” said the James family representative in a statement. Fortunately, Bronny received prompt medical attention from the team and was swiftly transported to the hospital. Thanks to the efforts of the medical staff, his condition has stabilized, and he is no longer in critical care. The James family has appealed for privacy during this challenging time and will provide updates when available.
In a show of gratitude, LeBron James and his wife Savannah expressed their heartfelt appreciation to the USC medical and athletic personnel for their dedication to the well-being of the university’s athletes.
The news of Bronny’s medical emergency garnered immense support from the sporting community. Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, who had faced a similar ordeal during a game in January, extended his prayers and empathy to the James family through a heartfelt tweet.
As the eldest son of the basketball legend, Bronny has already left a mark in the world of basketball, boasting a four-star prospect and McDonald’s All-American title from his high school days. ESPN ranks him as the 20th-best player and sixth-best point guard in the class of 2023, hinting at a bright future in the NBA. Moreover, he has signed groundbreaking name, image, and likeness (NIL) deals with major corporations such as Nike, Beats by Dre, and PSD Underwear, collectively amounting to an impressive $7.2 million, according to Sports Illustrated.
As the basketball community holds Bronny in their thoughts and prayers, they eagerly await updates on the condition of this promising young talent.