Bronny James, the eldest son of LeBron James, was rushed to the hospital after a medical emergency during a basketball workout at USC’s Galen Center on Monday. The 18-year-old suffered cardiac arrest, a James family spokesperson announced in a statement.
“Yesterday while practicing Bronny James suffered a cardiac arrest,” a James family spokesperson 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.”
Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, who has resumed his career after suffering cardiac arrest during a “Monday Night Football” game last season, posted his support for James on social media Tuesday.
James was set to begin his collegiate career overseas as USC men’s basketball was preparing to leave next week for an exhibition tour in Croatia and Greece.