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NBA star LeBron James’ 18-year-old son Bronny was rushed to the hospital Monday after suffering a cardiac arrest during a basketball workout at the University of Southern California (USC).
A spokesperson for the James family confirmed Bronny’s medical scare and added that the incoming freshman at USC is now in stable condition and out of the ICU, TMZ Sports reported. Sources told TMZ Sports that a 911 call was made from USC’s facility at 9:26 a.m. Monday and Bronny was unconscious as first responders rushed him to the hospital.
“Yesterday while practicing Bronny James suffered a cardiac arrest. Medical staff was able to treat Bronny and take him to the hospital,” the James family spokesperson said. “He is now in stable condition and no longer in ICU. We ask for respect and privacy for the James family and we will update media when there is more information.”
“LeBron and Savannah wish to publicly send their deepest thanks and appreciation to the USC medical and athletic staff for their incredible work and dedication to the safety of their athletes,” the spokesperson added.
Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, who collapsed on the field after suffering a cardiac arrest during a game in January, tweeted Tuesday that he is praying for the James family.
“Prayers to Bronny & The James family as well. 🙏🏽 here for you guys just like you have been for me my entire process,” Hamlin wrote.
Bronny, the eldest child of the NBA great, committed to USC as a four-star recruit and a McDonald’s All-American in high school. He is ranked as the 20th-best player and sixth-best point guard in the class of 2023, according to ESPN. Bronny, who is widely expected to play in the NBA in the coming years, has already signed record-breaking name, image, and likeness (NIL) deals with companies such as Nike, Beats by Dre, and PSD Underwear valued at $7.2 million, Sports Illustrated reported.