LeBron James’ son Bronny has cardiac arrest whilst playing basketball - was unconscious when taken to hospital

18-year-old Bronny, the son of LeBron James suffered a cardiac arrest whilst playing basketball for USC’s basketball team, the Trojans

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The son of basketball superstar LeBron James suffered a cardiac arrest but is fortunately now stable. It happened on Monday (July 24), whilst the 18-year-old was playing basketball at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

A family spokesman said: "While practising Bronny James suffered a cardiac arrest. Medical staff were 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."

A 911 call was made at around 11.30am. Bronny was then taken to hospital from USC’s Galen Center and was unconscious, sources told US site TMZ. He decided to play for USC’s basketball team, the Trojans, earlier this year.

Bronny was rated as one of the top prospects out of high school and reportedly had a number of offers from an array of colleges. LeBron has previously stated that it’s a dream of his to play on the same court as his son in basketball’s top tier.

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