Bronny James, a new player for the USC Trojans, experienced a frightening incident during a practice session at the Galen Center on July 24.
He went into cardiac arrest but was later reported to be in stable condition.
Bronny, the eldest child of Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar LeBron James, spent three days in the hospital before being discharged on July 27.
According to a statement from a spokesperson for the James family, doctors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center determined that Bronny’s cardiac arrest was caused by a congenital heart defect.
Congenital heart defect was the cause of Bronny James’ cardiac arrest on July 24 and there is confidence he will make a full recovery and return to basketball in the very near future, per statement from James family spokesperson. pic.twitter.com/LLv4S9ro0x
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 25, 2023
However, the family remains optimistic about his recovery and expects him to return to basketball soon.
Bronny, who will celebrate his 19th birthday on October 6, is highly anticipated to be a first-round pick in next year’s NBA draft. LeBron, who will turn 39 in December, has expressed his desire to play on the same NBA team as his son in the future.
Prior to joining USC, Bronny attended Sierra Canyon School in Los Angeles and was recognized as a McDonald’s All-American. His decision to join the Trojans was announced in May. As for LeBron James and the Lakers, they will kick off their 2023-24 season with a matchup against the defending NBA Champions, the Denver Nuggets, on October 24.
Two days later, they will host the Phoenix Suns in their season opener.
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