The basketball world has been stunned by the news that Bronny James, the 18-year-old son of NBA icon LeBron James, collapsed and suffered cardiac arrest during USC practice. Fans of the budding superstar player are offering prayers and get well wishes as they await updates on his condition.
Bronny James Suffers From Cardiac Arrest
Bronny James, a rising basketball star and All-American phenom, was set to begin his college journey at the University of Southern California in the upcoming fall semester. However, his plans took a tragic turn as he collapsed on the USC basketball court on 7/24, resulting in a cardiac emergency.
The James family’s spokesperson released a statement acknowledging the incident and expressing gratitude to the USC coaching staff and medical team for their swift response and dedication to their athletes.
Outpouring Support From Fans & Fellow Athletes
News of the incident spread like wildfire, with fans from around the world sending their thoughts and prayers to Bronny and the entire James family. Among those offering their support was NFL player Damar Hamlin, who experienced a similar health scare during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals in January 2023.
Hamlin took to Twitter to share his support, writing, “Prayers to Bronny and the James family as well,” along with a prayer emoji. “Here for you guys just like you have been for me my entire process.”
NBA Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson took to his personal Twitter account to speak on behalf of his wife and himself. “Cookie and I are praying for LeBron and Savannah’s son Bronny after hearing he suffered a cardiac arrest,” wrote the NBA legend. “We are praying and hoping he makes a full and speedy recovery.”
The Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star guard, Donovan Mitchell, tweeted out his support for Bronny. “Praying for Bronny” Mitchell stated, along with two prayer emojis.
Boosie calls out Skip Bayless Admist Damar Hamlin Incident
As the Bronny James health scare unfolds, fans compare the Damar Hamlin incident. Baton Rouge rapper Boosie took to Twitter to call out sports analyst, Skip Bayless for his “racist” remarks in the aftermath.