NBA superstar LeBron James has expressed his heartfelt thanks for the overwhelming support his family has received after his son, Bronny James, suffered a cardiac arrest during a workout at the Galen Center, USC, on July 24, 2023.
The incident has brought forth an outpouring of love and prayers from countless individuals, and LeBron took to Twitter on July 27 to convey his appreciation. As the young basketball talent recovers and receives medical attention, the James family has urged for privacy and respect during this challenging time.
Bronny James, an 18-year-old basketball prospect, was practicing at the USC basketball facility in Los Angeles when he experienced a cardiac arrest shortly before 9:30 a.m. on Monday. He received immediate attention from the team’s medical staff before being swiftly transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
According to a statement from a James family spokesperson, Bronny has been moved out of the ICU and is now in stable condition. The quick response from the medical staff and their dedication to his well-being contributed significantly to his current state of health.
LeBron James and his family are immensely grateful for the care and concern shown by well-wishers, and he took the opportunity to publicly express his thanks on Twitter. He assured everyone that the family is doing well and appreciates the love and prayers received during this challenging time. However, they have also requested understanding and privacy as they continue to navigate through this situation.
The sports community rallied around the James family, sending messages of support and encouragement from athletes and sports media members alike. Messages also poured in from individuals with first-hand experience of similar health scares, such as Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, who suffered a cardiac arrest during an NFL game earlier in the year.
Despite this health scare, Bronny James remains focused on his basketball aspirations. Committed to USC since May 2023, he is gearing up for his first college basketball season and is eligible for the 2024 NBA draft. LeBron James has expressed his desire to play alongside his son in the league as his own illustrious playing career draws closer to its final stages.