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LeBron James’ son “Bronny” Suffers Cardiac Arrest



Serious scare at USC

During a training session at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, LeBron James Jr., son of renowned NBA star LeBron James, was struck by a sudden cardiac arrest on Monday.

Following this, he was swiftly transported to a hospital and admitted into the intensive care unit for urgent medical attention, as stated by a representative for LeBron James and his spouse, Savannah.

The young James, also referred to as “Bronny”, is currently stable and has been transferred out of the I.C.U., according to the announcement.

In the same statement, LeBron and Savannah extended their profound gratitude towards the medical and athletic personnel of U.S.C. They praised their outstanding efforts and commitment to the wellbeing of their athletes, acknowledging their role in their son’s care.

LeBron James Jr., commonly known as “Bronny”, was born on October 6, 2004, in Akron, Ohio, to LeBron and his high school sweetheart-turned-wife Savannah Brinson.

Growing up, Bronny was exposed to basketball at an early age due to his father’s phenomenal career. This early exposure had a significant influence on Bronny, instilling in him a passion for the sport.

Cardiac arrest is not a “heart attack”

Cardiac arrest and heart attack are two distinct heart conditions, even though they are often used interchangeably.

A heart attack, also known as a myocardial infarction, occurs when blood flow to part of the heart is blocked, often by a blood clot. This usually results from the build-up of plaque (cholesterol, fat, and other substances) in the arteries that feed the heart, a condition known as coronary artery disease. Symptoms can include chest pain or discomfort, shortness of breath, cold sweats, nausea, lightheadedness, or discomfort in other areas of the upper body such as the arms, back, neck, jaw, or stomach.

On the other hand, cardiac arrest is a sudden loss of heart function, usually as a result of an electrical disturbance in your heart that disrupts its pumping action, stopping blood flow to the rest of your body. This is an immediate life-threatening event and results in loss of consciousness and absence of pulse. In many cases, it occurs without warning. The most common cause of cardiac arrest is an arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm) called ventricular fibrillation — a rapid and erratic heartbeat that causes the ventricles to quiver uselessly instead of pumping blood.

Basically, a heart attack is a “circulation” problem, and cardiac arrest is an “electrical” problem. A heart attack can lead to a cardiac arrest, but they are not the same thing. Both conditions are serious medical emergencies and require immediate medical attention.

A future star showing potential

Throughout his childhood, Bronny showcased his basketball prowess in several amateur leagues and school matches.

He attended Crossroads School, a private K-12 school in Santa Monica, California, and later transferred to Sierra Canyon School, a private school in Chatsworth, Los Angeles, known for its strong athletic programs.

His performances in these matches were closely monitored by basketball enthusiasts, given his potential and lineage.

At Sierra Canyon School, Bronny proved his mettle by playing alongside other promising athletes like Zaire Wade, the son of NBA star Dwyane Wade. Despite being under the spotlight and having to bear the expectations that came with his name, Bronny remained grounded and focused on his game.

At 17, Bronny was already considered a top prospect for the class of 2023. His style of play was often compared to his father’s, demonstrating excellent court vision, shooting ability, and a high basketball IQ. However, it is essential to acknowledge Bronny’s efforts to carve out his path in the sport, with his unique style and determination.

Off the court, Bronny has shown interest in video gaming and is known to be quite adept at it. In 2020, he signed with esports organization FaZe Clan under the name “FaZe Bronny”.

Despite the pressure of his father’s legacy, Bronny continued to show promise both on and off the court.


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