Bronny James, the eldest son of Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, has been discharged from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after he went into cardiac arrest, but we are now hearing just how dire his situation was on that fateful day.
The Los Angeles Fire Department Friday released the 911 call that came in after Bronny went into cardiac arrest during basketball practice at the Galen Center earlier this week.
“We need an ambulance immediately,” the caller is heard telling the 911 operator.
“Listen…listen to me,” he said. “We need an ambulance here now.”
“We’re going to send help,” the operator responds.
Once first responders finally got to him, he would rushed to the hospital and treated in the intensive care unit. Health officials said James was later stabilized and moved out of the ICU.
LeBron James said earlier Thursday that “everyone [is] doing great” in a post on Twitter.
“I want to thank the countless people sending my family love and prayers,” James wrote Thursday. “We feel you and I’m so grateful. Everyone doing great. We have our family together, safe and healthy, and we feel your love. Will have more to say when we’re ready but I wanted to tell everyone how much your support has meant to all of us! #JamesGang”
The 18-year-old arrived last month for his freshman year at USC, with the team set to leave next week for an exhibition tour in Croatia and Greece. The 6-foot-3 guard was ranked No. 20 in the ESPN 100 for the 2023 class.
Sudden cardiac arrest among young athletes is rare but not entirely unheard of as a 2011 study examining NCAA student-athlete sudden deaths between 2004 and 2008 found cardiovascular-related sudden death was the leading cause of death in 45 cases, or about 9 each year.
The 6-foot-3 combo guard graduated from Sierra Canyon High School in Los Angeles, where he averaged 14.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.7 steals his senior year.
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