Bronny James, the oldest son of basketball icon LeBron James, experienced a cardiac arrest on Monday and is currently in a stable condition.
A statement from a spokesperson for the James family revealed that Bronny James suffered a cardiac arrest during practice yesterday. He received prompt medical attention and was taken to the hospital. Currently, he is in a stable condition and has been discharged from the ICU. The family requests privacy and respect during this time, and further updates will be provided to the media as necessary.
LeBron and Savannah express their heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to the USC medical and athletic team for their exceptional efforts and commitment to the well-being of their athletes.
Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, who returned to his career after experiencing a cardiac arrest during a “Monday Night Football” game last season, showed his support for James on social media on Tuesday.
At 18 years old, James is beginning his first year at USC and holds the 20th position in the 2023 ESPN 100 rankings. Among the class of 2023, he is regarded as the sixth-best point guard.
For the second consecutive year, the Trojans’ program experienced a player suffering from cardiac arrest.
Center Vincent Iwuchukwu, who was considered one of the top incoming freshmen in college basketball last season, experienced cardiac arrest on July 1, 2022, leading to a hospitalization that lasted for several days. However, he made a comeback in January and played for USC, participating in 14 games.
James was about to start his college basketball journey abroad as the USC men’s basketball team was getting ready to depart for an exhibition tour in Croatia and Greece next week.
According to NCAA regulations, USC received an additional 10 practice days to get ready for their exhibition tour, which involves a series of games in Athens and Mykonos, Greece, as well as Dubrovnik, Croatia.