LeBron James Son Hospitalized After Huge Health Scare, Is Now In “Stable Condition”

LeBron James, an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers issued a statement through a spokesperson revealing that his 18-year-old son Bronny James suffered a cardiac arrest recently. Though he seems to be in better health now, it was a major scare for their family.

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What happened to Bronny James?

According to TMZ, the 911 call for Bronny’s health crisis came in at 9:26 a.m. on Monday (July 24) from the University of Southern California’s Galen Center. Bronny was apparently unconscious when he was rushed to the hospital in a “Code 3” emergency. Later it was revealed that the young man had collapsed during basketball training, mid workout. He was admitted to the ICU immediately but his recovery process seems to be going good currently.

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In May, Bronny being the 6’2″ Point Guard player at his school went above and beyond following his father’s footsteps and became the first person in LeBron’s family to ever attend college. Keeping this in mind, his family was extremely proud of him with with LeBron commenting, “It’s just a proud moment to see my son go to college and he’s the first one to go to college in my family so super, duper proud.” After this, getting the news of Bronny suffering a sudden cardiac arrest was traumatizing for the family and they have requested privacy and respect from fans in order to process the situation.

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“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. [LeBron & Savannah James] 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.”

A spokesperson for the James family