{UPDATE} Bronny James, Son Of LeBron James Suffers Cardiac Arrest During USC Practice

UPDATE July 28, 2023

Bronny James, the oldest son of Lebron James, has been released from hospital in Los Angeles after going into cardiac arrest.

The USC athletics’ medical staff responded quickly and effectively, and Bronny arrived at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center fully conscious and neurologically intact. Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading medical cause of death for college athletes in the US, and men’s basketball and football players account for 50% of sudden cardiac deaths in the NCAA.

The James family thanked the USC staff for saving Bronny’s life. Cardiac arrest is caused by irregular heartbeats that stop the blood from pumping through to the heart, and is different from a heart attack, which is caused by a blockage in the heart.

ORIGINAL POST July 25, 2023

According to CNN, Monday the son of NBA star LeBron James was hospitalized after suffering cardiac arrest during basketball practice at the University of Southern California.

A family spokesperson announced that Bronny James is out of intensive care and in stable condition as of now. 18-year-old Bronny is the eldest son of LeBron James.

“Yesterday while practicing Bronny James suffered a cardiac arrest. Medical staff was able to treat Bronny and take him to the hospital. He is now in stable condition and no longer in ICU,” the statement said.

“We ask for respect and privacy for the James family and we will update media when there is more information,” stated Shams Charania.

“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 statement made via Shams Charania

Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills, who suffered from cardiac arrest last year on the field, shares a heartfelt message to 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.”

This story will be updated.