LeBron James‘ son, Bronny, was rushed to a hospital after suffering cardiac arrest during a basketball workout, TMZ Sports has learned.
A James family spokesperson tells TMZ Sports … “Yesterday while practicing Bronny James suffered a cardiac arrest. 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.”
The spokesperson continues, “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.”
Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ Sports … a 911 call was made at 9:26 AM Monday from USC’s Galen Center for — the venue where the team plays and practices — and the 18-year-old hooper, who was unconscious, was taken by ambulance to the hospital.
Our sources say it was a Code 3 — meaning the ambulance lights and sirens — which signifies the seriousness of the emergency.
Bronny is a rising talent in his sport — he recently committed to the Trojans and is expected to end up in the NBA.
Bronny was a McDonald’s All-American during his high school senior season … and LeBron has expressed his desire to play alongside his son in the League.
Bronny also followed in his dad’s footsteps and competed in the slam dunk competition at the high school showcase in March.
Bronny will have a close friend to lean on in this situation if he needs one … as Shaquille O’Neal‘s son, Shareef O’Neal, dealt with a heart issue of his own back in 2018 when he was a teenage basketball star. You’ll recall, Shareef required surgery to fix an abnormality in his ticker … and while it’s unclear if Bronny’s medical emergency is even remotely similar — the two are good pals and appear to be totally fine in confiding with one another. In fact, they were recently spotted out together in Hollywood earlier this month trying to party with one another at Saweeties’ birthday bash.
Bronny — who was just recently seen looking fine at the ESPY Awards two weeks ago with his family — was a 4-star recruit who averaged 14 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists at Sierra Canyon during his senior season.