LeBron James speaks out on Bronny for the first time since his 18-year-old son’s cardiac


LeBron James speaks out on Bronny for the first time since his 18-year-old son’s cardiac arrest by thanking the ‘countless people sending my family love and prayers’: Lakers star says he ‘will have more to say when ready’

LeBron James has offered his first public statement since his son Bronny suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this week, thanking the public for the outpouring of support the family has received.

‘I want to thank the countless people sending my family love and prayers,’ James posted on Twitter. ‘We feel you and I’m so grateful. Everyone doing great. We have our family together, safe and healthy, and we feel your love.

‘Will have more to say when we’re ready but I wanted to tell everyone how much your support has meant to all of us! #JamesGang.’

The family of Bronny James, the hospital and the university made no new public comments about his health Wednesday, two days after the 18-year-old went into cardiac arrest during a basketball practice with his team at the University of Southern California

LeBron James was spotted by photographers entering Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where Bronny James is being treated after the incident Monday morning at USC’s campus arena.

LeBron James is seen talking to his son, Bronny, after the 2023 McDonald's All-American Game

LeBron James is seen talking to his son, Bronny, after the 2023 McDonald’s All-American Game

James offered his first public statement since Bronny suffered a cardiac arrest this week

James offered his first public statement since Bronny suffered a cardiac arrest this week

Bronny James was in stable condition Tuesday, and patients who experience an unlikely cardiac arrest often undergo numerous tests over multiple days to determine the cause. He spent only a brief time in intensive care — a positive sign for his long-term recovery from the frightening episode.

The cause of Bronny’s cardiac arrest remains unclear. 

A spokesman for the James family said on Tuesday: ‘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.

‘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.’

It’s too soon to know how Bronny’s episode will affect his basketball career, since it largely depends on the underlying causes of the cardiac arrest. 

LeBron James has been an active supporter of his two sons’ basketball dreams, even using his off days during the Los Angeles Lakers’ season to fly several hours to attend their games.

Bronny and his brother Bryce are seen earlier this month at the ESPY awards in LA

Bronny and his brother Bryce are seen earlier this month at the ESPY awards in LA

Bronny's parents LeBron and Savannah are only concerned with Bronny's health right now

Bronny’s parents LeBron and Savannah are only concerned with Bronny’s health right now 

Bronny’s 16-year-old brother, Bryce, posted a photo of the two on his Instagram story, along with a heart. Bryce James is also a top basketball prospect who already has received Division I scholarship offers.

LeBron James has repeatedly said that he even hopes to play in the NBA with Bronny, who couldn’t join the league until the fall of 2024 at the earliest. 

LeBron would be entering his 22nd NBA season at that point – matching Vince Carter for the longest career in league history – with his 40th birthday looming in December 2024.

‘My last year will be played with my son,’ James said. ‘Wherever Bronny is at, that´s where I´ll be. I would do whatever it takes to play with my son for one year.’



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