More than two months after Bronny James, son of Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, suffered cardiac arrest while practicing at USC, he is “doing extremely well,” LeBron said at Lakers media day Monday.
Bronny went into cardiac arrest on July 24 and was taken to the nearby Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he arrived fully conscious, neurologically intact and stable. He was discharged the following night. After testing, Bronny’s cardiac arrest was found to be caused by a congenital heart defect, which “can and will be treated,” a James family spokesperson said on Aug. 25.
“(Bronny) began his rehab to get back on the floor this season,” LeBron said. “We’re happy to see where he is and what his future still has in store for him.”
Bronny is a freshman on the USC basketball team. He missed the Trojans’ first preseason practice on Sept. 26, but coach Andy Enfield also said Bronny is “doing well.”
The 6-foot-4, 210-pound guard averaged 13.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists as a senior at Sierra Canyon High in Chatsworth, Calif. Bronny was a 2023 McDonald’s All-American and scored 15 points in the McDonald’s All-American game.
While Bronny works to resume playing, LeBron said he is dedicating the 2023-24 NBA season — to which he said “I don’t know” when asked if it will be his last — to his son.
“The only thing in life that matters is your family,” LeBron said.
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