Bronny James, LeBron James’ eldest son, is in stable condition following a cardiac arrest.
Bronny James, the eldest son of basketball legend LeBron James, is in stable condition after suffering a heart arrest, according to a family spokesperson.
According to ESPN, the 18-year-old was training with the University of Southern California (USC) basketball team at the time of the incident.
“Medical personnel were able to treat Bronny and transport him to the hospital,” it said.
“He is now in stable condition and is no longer in the ICU (intensive care unit).”
“We ask for respect and privacy for the James family, and we will update media when more information becomes available,” it continued.
“LeBron and [his wife] Savannah would like to publicly express their heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to the USC medical and athletic staff for their incredible work and dedication to their athletes’ safety.”
Damar Hamlin, a Buffalo Bills player, tweeted his support for the family.
Four months after suffering a heart collapse on the field during an NFL game, Hamlin was cleared to return to duty in April.
“Prayers to Bronny and the James family as well,” he stated. I’m here for you, just like you’ve been for me throughout this entire process.”
“We are praying and hoping he makes a full and speedy recovery,” NBA legend Magic Johnson stated.
One of the primary considerations in LeBron James signing a two-year contract extension with the Lakers in August 2022, keeping him at the club until the 2024-2025 season, was to extend his career in order to play with or against Bronny.
Bronny is the eldest of three siblings, with a younger brother, Bryce Maximus, 16, and an eight-year-old sister, Zhuri.
He has gotten worldwide notice for his basketball talent, similar to his father, with a video of him making a one-handed half-court jumper going viral in 2014, shortly before his tenth birthday.
LeBron has been supportive but protective of his son’s basketball career, even going so far as to speak out against college coaches who were already sending him letters and scholarship offers in 2015.
Following a successful basketball career at Sierra Canyon High School in Los Angeles, Bronny rejected a number of offers to commit to the University of Southern California in May.