Bronny James, LeBron's son, stable after cardiac arrest at USC practice

Bronny James, the eldest son of NBA player LeBron James, was hospitalized after experiencing cardiac arrest during a practice session at the University of Southern California (USC). A family spokesperson confirmed that the 18-year-old was treated on-site at USC's Galen Center before being transported to a hospital. As of Tuesday, he was reported to be in stable condition after leaving the intensive care unit.

The James family spokesperson requested privacy and respect while expressing gratitude to the USC medical and athletic staff for their dedication to the safety of their athletes. USC declined to comment or provide further details, citing student privacy concerns. Support poured in for Bronny James, including a message from Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, who also experienced cardiac arrest during an NFL game last season.

Bronny James had announced his commitment to play college basketball for USC in May. His decision to stay close to home was seen as a significant victory for the university's basketball team, which is expected to have a strong season. Bronny, whose full name is LeBron James Jr., is a highly regarded point guard and one of the nation's top college prospects. With his family's fame and large social media following, estimates his name, image, and likeness valuation at $6.3 million.

Bronny's father, LeBron James, has publicly expressed his desire to play in the NBA alongside his son. The elder James recently confirmed that he will continue playing for the Los Angeles Lakers in the upcoming season. Bronny's younger brother, Bryce, also plays basketball and recently transferred to Campbell Hall School for the upcoming high school season.

This incident occurred just over a year after USC freshman Vincent Iwuchukwu collapsed during a practice session. Iwuchukwu survived and returned to play for USC in the second half of the season. He had an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator in his chest to manage his condition.

As Bronny James recovers, the USC basketball team continues its offseason preparations for an upcoming European tour. Updates on his condition will be provided when available.


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