Basketball legend Lebron James’ son, Bronny, was rushed to hospital after suffering a heart attack during a basketball workout at the University of Southern California.
A family spokesperson told TMZ Sports:
“Yesterday, while practicing, Bronny James suffered a cardiac arrest. The 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 the 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 spokesperson added.
According to sources, a 911 call from USC’s Galen Center was made at 9:26 am on Monday morning when the 18-year-old fell unconscious.
Lebron James’ son was then rushed to a nearby hospital after suffering the heart attack.
Sources said it was a Code 3, which is when first responders use lights and sirens during transport.
As The Daily Mail reported:
This incident is the second time that USC medical staff has responded to a basketball player with cardiac arrest during practice, the LA Times reported.
Last summer, Vince Iwuchukwu collapsed at a practice and was revived by USC athletic trainers. He returned to playing basketball six months later.
Bronny recently took another step on the path to following his father’s footsteps by choosing to wear his iconic No 6 at USC for his freshman year.
USC revealed the exciting news on their Twitter page, writing alongside a graphic: ‘FIRST LOOK: Bronny James will wear No. 6 for the Trojans.’