Bronny James, Son of NBA Star LeBron James, Suffers Cardiac Arrest During USC Practice

Bronny James, the son of NBA superstar LeBron James, experienced a cardiac arrest during a practice session at the University of Southern California (USC) on Monday. The news was confirmed by LeBron James as he prepared for his son’s inaugural season with the Trojans.

The James family released a statement saying that Bronny, while practicing, suffered a cardiac arrest. The medical team at the scene was able to provide immediate treatment and transport him to the hospital. The family has confirmed that Bronny is now in stable condition and has been moved out of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). They have requested privacy and respect during this time and promised to provide updates when more information becomes available.

The incident occurred at the Galen Center, USC’s practice facility, prompting a 911 call at 9:26 a.m. Bronny, an 18-year-old four-star recruit, had gained recognition for his performance at Sierra Canyon High School.

LeBron and his wife, Savannah, expressed their gratitude to the USC medical and athletic staff for their swift response and dedication to the safety of their athletes. Reports suggest that Bronny was unconscious before being transported to the hospital by ambulance. The medical emergency was classified as a Code 3, indicating the urgency of the situation with the activation of ambulance lights and sirens.

Bronny, the eldest of the James children, is set to start his freshman year at USC. In May, he announced his commitment to play for the Trojans in the upcoming season, sharing the school’s slogan, “Fight On,” on Instagram.

During his senior season at Sierra Canyon, Bronny, a 6-foot-3 combo guard, averaged 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists. His performance earned him a spot as a McDonald’s All-American. In March, he participated in the slam dunk competition at the high school showcase, an event his father won 20 years prior.

Bronny, who will turn 19 in October, is eligible for the NBA draft in 2024. LeBron James, who became the NBA’s all-time leading scorer on Feb. 7, has expressed his desire to play alongside his son in the NBA.