LeBron James’ Son Bronny James Hospitalized Suffers Cardiac Arrest During Basketball Practice

LeBron James’ Son Bronny Hospitalized After Cardiac Arrest During Basketball Practice

CALABASAS, CA – Bronny James, the 18-year-old son of NBA superstar LeBron James, was rushed to the hospital earlier today after going into cardiac arrest during a team basketball practice at University of Southern California. James collapsed on the court in front of teammates and coaches before being immediately tended to by the school’s athletic trainer, who called 911. Paramedics arrived within minutes and transported the unconscious teenager to a nearby hospital.

James, who has committed to play college basketball for Ohio State next year, has no known prior medical conditions. His frightening collapse shocked those in attendance, including his famous father who was watching practice from the sidelines. “It was incredibly traumatic to witness,” said an eyewitness. “LeBron was distraught, quickly calling his wife and then riding with Bronny in the ambulance.”

Doctors were able to stabilize Bronny’s heart rhythm in the emergency room before transferring him to the cardiac ICU. He remains unconscious as physicians run tests to determine the cause and extent of the damage. “The next 24 hours are critical,” said Dr. Gupta, a pediatric cardiologist overseeing his care. “Right now, it’s wait and see. We are monitoring him closely and hoping for the best possible outcome.”

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The cardiac arrest has rocked the tight-knit James family, including LeBron’s wife Savannah and their two younger children. LeBron was seen pacing in the hospital waiting room, fielding calls from concerned family members and friends. “Everyone is just praying he pulls through this,” said Donnie Walsh, LeBron’s longtime friend and advisor.

Thescore shared a post on Facebook writing about prayer’s & get well soon for the Bronny:

Bronny James reportedly collapsed during practice on Monday.

Prayers up. 🙏

Cavs Nation also Shared a Post on Facebook writing:

Prayers up for Bronny and the entire James family 🙏

Though sudden cardiac arrest is rare in young athletes, it can be triggered by structural heart problems, disrupted blood flow, or arrhythmias. Doctors have not speculated on a cause in Bronny’s case. The teen has no outward symptoms of heart disease, but will undergo a full slate of tests.

For now, the James family continues their anxious bedside vigil, waiting for positive news about Bronny’s recovery. “LeBron is a devoted family man above all else,” said Lakers coach Phil Jackson. “I know he’s putting all his hope and energy into his son right now.” Doctors are cautiously optimistic about Bronny’s prognosis but warn of potential lasting impacts. The close-knit community has rallied around the beloved James family during this difficult time, offering messages of support across social media.

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