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Bronny James Reportedly Suffered a Cardiac Arrest During Practice

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Update: 07/29/2023:

Bronny James has been seen out and about for the first time since he was admitted to the ICU earlier this week, according to People. A source stated that LeBron James took the family out to dinner in Santa Monica on Friday, July 28, and that Bronny seemed “in good spirits.”

LeBron has shared an update on how the whole family is doing, and expressed his gratitude for the support they have received during a very frightening time.

“I want to thank the countless people sending my family love and prayers,” he tweeted. “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.”

Original story: 07/25/2023:

Bronny James has been rushed to hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest during a practice session with the USC Trojans. The 18-year-old college basketball player, who is the son of NBA legend LeBron James, has been receiving treatment and is reportedly now in a stable condition and no longer in the intensive care unit, according to a statement shared with the media on July 25.

“Yesterday while practicing Bronny James suffered a cardiac arrest,” it reads. “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 and Savannah wish to publicly send their deepest thanks and appreciation to the USC medican and athletic staff for their incredible work and dedication to the safety of their athletes.”

NFL safety Damar Hamlin, who suffered a similarly sudden cardiac arrest while on the field earlier this year, shared a message of support for Bronny on Twitter, writing: “Prayers to Bronny & The James family as well. here for you guys just like you have been for me my entire process.”

Bronny announced his commitment to the USC Trojans in May this year, and has been praised by commentators for his shooting and defense skills as a point guard and shooting guard. His potential in the sport was a subject of interest as early as 2015, when he began receiving interest and even scholarship offers from college basketball programs, which his father called “pretty crazy” at the time, telling reporters: “You shouldn’t be recruiting 10-year-old kids.”

However, now that Bronny is playing basketball at a college level, the GOAT has expressed his eagerness to play a season with his son when he enters the NBA. “My last year will be with my son,” he told The Athletic in 2022. “Wherever Bronny’s at, that’s where I’ll be… I would do whatever it takes to play with my son for one year. It’s not about the money at that point.”

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Philip Ellis is News Editor at Men’s Health, covering fitness, pop culture, sex and relationships, and LGBTQ+ issues. His work has appeared in GQ, Teen Vogue, Man Repeller and MTV, and he is the author of Love & Other Scams.

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