LeBron “Bronny,” James Jr., USC basketball star and son of the Lakers’ LeBron James, was hospitalized Monday after suffering cardiac arrest at practice.
James, 18, was practicing at the Galen Center in L.A., where USC typically holds its games. Details were not immediately given by USC, nor the James family about the incident, but did say Bronny was placed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). He is now in stable condition and removed from the ICU
“Yesterday while practicing Bronny James suffered a cardiac arrest,” a spokesperson for the James family said in a statement. “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 medical and athletic staff for their incredible work and dedication to the safety of their athletes.”
The USC freshman was touted as a top prospect throughout his high school career and was ranked No. 20 among recruits in ESPN’s recruit rankings.
The USC basketball team played its last game of the season on May 17, losing its first-round matchup against Michigan State in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
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