LeBron James’ son Bronny fell after a workout on Monday in Los Angeles and was taken to the hospital, according to the family.
“Yesterday while practicing Bronny James suffered a cardiac arrest. Medical staff was able to treat Bronny and take him to the hospital,” said a family statement.
“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.”
18-year-old Bronny James, who had the medical emergency, declared earlier this year that he intends to play basketball at the University of Southern California.
At 9:26 a.m. PT on Monday, the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a medical emergency in the 3400 block of South Figueroa Street and transported a male adult to the hospital, according to a department representative.
The Galen Center, the basketball team’s home court, is located at 3400 S. Figueroa St.
A 6-foot-3 man As a player who graduated from Sierra Canyon School in Los Angeles, Bronny James was a McDonald’s All-American and one of the most highly regarded athletes in the country.
LeBron James, 38, said he aspires to stay in the NBA long enough to share the professional court with his oldest son. His decision to attend USC was covered by the national media.
Although athletes’ heart health has long been a worry in the sports world, it has recently been the subject of numerous high-profile events.
In July 2022, Vincent Iwuchukwu, a teammate of James’ from USC, passed out on the practice field. Iwuchukwu was not able to play basketball again until January due to a heart episode.
An 18-year-old Detroit high school basketball player named Cartier Woods passed away earlier this year after going into cardiac arrest during a match.
In January, while watching his team’s nationally televised game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin passed out on the field.
The most well-known on-court fatality may have occurred in Los Angeles in 1990, when Hank Gathers of Loyola Marymount passed away during a match.
“When you get a chance send a prayer up for Bronny James,” former NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III said in a statement on Tuesday. “He collapsed on the basketball court yesterday, went into cardiac arrest and was taken to the ICU. He is now out of the ICU and in stable condition, but his continued recovery and health is what we all pray for.”