On July 24, there was a serious scare when new USC Trojans’ player Bronny James went into cardiac arrest during one of the team’s practice sessions at the Galen Center.
James was later said to be in stable condition. The oldest child of Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar LeBron James spent three days in hospital and was released on July 27.
Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium released a statement from a spokesperson for the James family. The spokesperson’s statement noted that doctors at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles determined that “Congenital Heart Defect” was the cause of Bronny’s cardiac arrest scare.
Another positive note: The James family is confident that he’ll fully recover “and return to basketball in the very near future.”
Bronny, who turns 19 years of age on Oct. 6, is widely expected to be a first-round pick in next year’s draft. LeBron, who turns 39 in December, has expressed his hope to eventually play on the same NBA team as his son.
Bronny attended high school at Sierra Canyon School in Los Angeles and was named a McDonald’s All-American this year. He announced his plans to join the Trojans in May.
As for the elder James and his Lakers, they’ll open their 2023-24 season with a showdown against the defending NBA Champion Denver Nuggets on Oct. 24. Two days later, they’ll host the Phoenix Suns in their season opener.
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