Mon. Sep 25th, 2023
LeBron James’ Son Bronny Reportedly Suffered Cardiac Arrest, In Stable Condition
LeBron James’ Son Bronny Reportedly Suffered Cardiac Arrest, In Stable Condition


NBA great LeBron James’ 18-year-old son and basketball stand-out LeBron “Bronny” James collapsed after suffering from cardiac arrest during a University of Southern California practice on Monday, the Athletic reported—but his family said he is in stable condition.

Key Facts

Athletic staff and medical personnel responded to James, an All-American at USC, and took him to the intensive care unit of a local hospital, his family told the Athletic.

As of Tuesday morning, James is out of the ICU, the family stated.

Key Background

Bronny James, who was born during his father’s second NBA season with the Cleveland Cavaliers in October 2004, has shown signs he could reach his father’s accolades. The younger James was named an All-American during his senior year at Los Angeles’ Sierra Canyon High School earlier this year. His success falls in line with a group of successful father-son pairs in professional sports, including MLB greats Ken Griffey and his son Ken Griffey Jr., as well as baseball legend Vladimir Guerrero and his son Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Dell Curry and Steph Curry in the NBA.


In another high-profile incident during a nationally televised Monday Night Football game in January, Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin suddenly collapsed and went into cardiac arrest after tackling Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins. Medical staff on the field used a defibrillator to resuscitate Hamlin, who was 24 at the time, after his heart stopped beating from what medical professionals believe was a result of commotio cordis, a condition brought on by sudden hits to the chest. After weeks recovering, Hamlin was medically cleared to play football in April.

Further Reading

Bronny James Suffered Cardiac Arrest at USC Practice (Sports Illustrated)

Bronny James stable, out of ICU following cardiac arrest (ESPN)


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