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LeBron James gives positive update after Bronny’s cardiac arrest: ‘Everyone doing great’

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In his first public comments since his son, Bronny, collapsed and suffered a cardiac arrest during a USC men’s basketball practice on Monday, Lakers star LeBron James gave a positive update.

“I want to thank the countless people sending my family love and prayers,” James tweeted Thursday morning. “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!”

The incident took place at USC’s Galen Center where the program’s medical staff helped Bronny before he was taken to Cedars-Sinai Hospital and placed in the intensive care unit (ICU).

I want to thank the countless people sending my family love and prayers. 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…

— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 27, 2023

A James family spokesperson said Tuesday morning: “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.”

Bronny, a McDonald’s All-American out of Sierra Canyon, committed to USC in May.

He is the second USC men’s basketball player to suffer a cardiac arrest in the last year-plus.

Vince Iwuchukwu collapsed and suffered a cardiac arrest during a team workout in July 2022, leading to being hospitalized for a few days. Iwuchukwu made a recovery and played in 14 games during the 2022-23 season.

Tarek Fattal contributed to this report.

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