July 27 update: Bronny James has been discharged from the hospital and is now resting. We’ll see when he’s able to get back on the court and if there’s any more information on how this happened.
USC’s Bronny James has been discharged from hospital and is home resting after being treated for sudden cardiac arrest at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he arrived fully conscious, neurologically intact and stable. Statement: pic.twitter.com/WegyWgAhAE— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 27, 2023
Bronny James, a USC basketball commit and son of LeBron James, is in stable condition after suffering cardiac arrest during practice on Monday. Bronny was sent to the ICU after the event but appears to be OK, per the statement released below:
USC All-American Bronny James collapsed on the court Monday and had a cardiac arrest. He was taken to the hospital and is now in stable condition and no longer in the ICU. Statement: pic.twitter.com/5z9F2qAWP0— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 25, 2023
Bronny, 18, is set to attend USC in the fall in his first collegiate basketball season. The 6-foot-3 guard was an All-American this past season while attending Sierra Canyon in Los Angeles. Bronny will enter the NCAA as a four-star recruit. It’s unclear if this event will impact Bronny’s status for this upcoming season. The upcoming college basketball season doesn’t get going until November.
There’s expectation that LeBron and Bronny will eventually play in the NBA together. LeBron turns 39 in December and has a player option for the 2024-25 season worth $51 million. Chances are Bronny will stay in college at least a few seasons before considering a jump to the NBA. If that’s the case, LeBron could pick up his player option for next season and become an UFA in 2025, paving the way to sign with whichever team drafts Bronny.