Lebron “Bronny” James Jr. was set to make his debut with the University of Southern California Trojans basketball team this fall, but the talented player suffered a cardiac arrest at the USC campus.
In a statement obtained by What’s Trending, a spokesperson for James family shared that their son suffered a cardiac arrest and was rushed to the hospital.
The statement from the family reads, “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. We ask for respect and privacy for the James family and we will update media when there is more information.”
The statement also went on to thank those who helped for the “Safety and dedication of the USC medical teams.
It continues 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.”
USC All-American Bronny James collapsed on the court Monday and had a cardiac arrest. He was taken to the hospital and is now in stable condition and no longer in the ICU. Statement: pic.twitter.com/5z9F2qAWP0
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 25, 2023
According to TMZ Sports, a 911 call was made around 9:26 AM from the USC Galen Center in Los Angeles, California. This same location is where the Trojans basketball team plays and practices. According to the site, Bronny was unconscious and taken to the hospital via ambulance.
Bronny is a McDonald’s All-American player who recently joined to play for USC. After the recent health scare, athletes sent well wishes on social media.
One in particular, Buffalo Bill’s Damar Hamlin, took to Twitter to offer his support for Bronny and the James family. The player went into cardiac arrest on the field earlier this year during an NFL game.
Hamlin tweeted, “Prayers to Bronny & The James family as well. Here for you guys just like you have been for me my entire process.
Prayers to Bronny & The James family as well. 🙏🏽 here for you guys just like you have been for me my entire process.
— 𝐃𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐫 𝐇𝐚𝐦𝐥𝐢𝐧 (@HamlinIsland) July 25, 2023
The James family were all together at the 2023 ESPY awards just earlier this month to watch 38-year-old Lebron James who was set to receive the award for Record Breaking Performance.
Back in 2022, Bronny and Bryce appeared with their father on the cover of Sports Illustrated where Bronny opened up about his path to play basketball like his father.
Bronny stated, “I feel like the path was already chosen. But my dad is cool enough to let me take whatever path I want if I wanted to not pursue basketball. But I think basketball is going to be my thing, for sure,” he stated.
The young star also went on to admit, “I’ll see what happens. I’m going to be playing basketball. If [I] go down that path, then it is what it is. [If the NBA doesn’t pan out,] I’m cool.”