Bronny James has been a certified bucket over the last few years. He has been praised for following in his father’s footsteps while creating a legacy of his own on the side. However, facing injuries and health concerns during the early parts of your career could be fatal in the long run. Such cases have never been able to fulfill their dreams of having a long professional career.
Bronny James was rushed to hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest during a USC workout Monday
A James family statement said Bronny is now in stable condition and no longer in the ICU pic.twitter.com/syOkNvgO7C
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 25, 2023
Unfortunately, the 18-year-old suffered from a cardiac arrest during a basketball workout session with the USC Trojans. The incident took place at the USC’s Galen Center a little past 9:00 AM on Monday. According to TMZ, James was unconscious before he was rushed to the hospital. Sources also claimed that it was a Code 3 call, which indicates an emergency.
Bronny James quickly rose to fame after dominating the AAU. He also averaged 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists per game during his senior year at Sierra Canyon School. Bronny, a No.19 ranked prospect on ESPN’s top 100 of the 2023 recruiting class, committed to USC in May. He is also projected to be a top-ten pick in the 2024 NBA Draft. His father, LeBron James hopes to join forces with his son on the same team someday.
Bronny James remains in stable condition and out of the ICU
At the tender age of 18, health concerns like this can be career-altering at times. This will not only reflect on his chances of being high draft pick but will equally affect him mentally. This is most certainly a sensitive moment for the James family, especially after all the things he has achieved over the last few months.
A source close to the family stated, “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.”
They added, “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
Shaquille O’Neal‘s son, Shareef faced similar complications over four years ago which required surgery. In Bronny’s case, it is unclear what may have caused the issue. Bronny James was recently spotted with his family at the ESPYs celebrating his father’s career. LeBron was honored for breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time scoring record.