Bronny James, LeBron James son, 18-year-old, experienced a heart attack on Monday at USC during practice but is now said to be in stable condition.
Tuesday’s statement from a family representative read: “Bronny James experienced a heart arrest yesterday while rehearsing. Bronny was able to receive medical attention and be transported to the hospital.
“He is no longer in intensive care and is in stable health. We request quiet and courtesy for the James family, and we will tell the media as soon as new details become available.
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“LeBron and Savannah would want to publicly express their gratitude to the USC medical and athletic team for all of their hard work and commitment to the safety of its players.”
Trae Young and Jalen Brunson, two NBA players, expressed their support and prayers for James.
LeBron James tweeted on Thursday, saying:
“I want to thank the countless people sending my family love and prayers. We feel you and I’m so grateful. Everyone doing great. We have our family together, safe and healthy, and we feel your love. Will have more to say when we’re ready but I wanted to tell everyone how much your support has meant to all of us!”
He ended his tweet with the hashtag “JamesGang,” which is his moniker for the close-knit family that James and his wife, Savannah, have created around their three children.
Bronny James said in May that he will represent the Trojans in collegiate basketball. One of the best high school prospects in the nation, he was.
Bronny James, a 6’3″ combo guard, is ranked No. 22 overall in the Class of 2023 and No. 5 at his position according to the 247Sports composite. He was an All-American for McDonald’s.
The oldest of the James family’s three children, Bronny, LeBron James son has shown interest in playing with him, the NBA’s all-time top scorer, for at least one season. Bronny will be a draught-eligible player in the NBA in 2024.
The second prominent USC basketball recruit to experience heart arrest in the previous 12 months was Bronny. The 7-foot-1 centre Vincent Iwuchuwku was similarly injured during a practice in July of last year, but he returned to the floor six months later and played in 14 games for the Trojans as a rookie.