Bronny James, 18-year-old son of basketball legend LeBron James, is showing signs of improvement following a cardiac arrest.
TMZ reported on Monday that Bronny experienced the health scare while practicing at USC’s Galen Center, prompting an immediate response from the on-site medical team. The young athlete was transferred to Cedar Sinai Hospital in West Hollywood and is now in stable condition.
His parents, LeBron and Savannah James, expressed their relief and gratitude to the medical staff, stating, “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.”
Support has poured in from the sports community, with figures such as Bills safety Damar Hamlin and ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith offering words of encouragement. Smith praised the James family on ESPN’s “First Take,” emphasizing the tight-knit bond they share: “Nobody debates what a loving, wonderful father [LeBron] is and how much he loves his children, especially Bronny.”
LeBron James, who has expressed a desire to play in the NBA with his son before retiring, was seen visiting Bronny at the hospital. Despite the alarming incident, the James family remains optimistic while awaiting further tests to uncover the cause of Bronny’s cardiac arrest.