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LeBron James' son Bronny released from hospital after sudden cardiac arrest

The incoming freshman at the University of Southern California collapsed Monday in Los Angeles.
Bronny James at a ceremony honoring LeBron James' historic achievement of becoming NBA's all-time leading scorer in Los Angeles on Feb. 9, 2023.
Bronny James at a ceremony in Los Angeles in February honoring LeBron James' historic achievement of becoming the NBA's all-time leading scorer.Allen Berezovsky / Getty Images

Bronny James, the son of NBA legend LeBron James, has been released from the hospital after he suffered cardiac arrest on the basketball floor, officials said Thursday.

Doctors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles credited the quick attention he received at the University of Southern California on Monday when the medical emergency unfolded.

"Thanks to the swift and effective response by the USC athletics’ medical staff, Bronny James was successfully treated for a sudden cardiac arrest," the hospital said in a statement Thursday. "He arrived at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center fully conscious, neurologically intact and stable. Mr. James was cared for promptly by highly-trained staff and has been discharged home, where he is resting."

The hospital added: "Although his workup will be ongoing, we are hopeful for his continued progress and are encouraged by his response, resilience, and his family and community support."

Earlier Thursday, LeBron James thanked supporters and delivered a vaguely upbeat medical report on his son.

"I want to thank the countless people sending my family love and prayers," James said in a statement. "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!"

Bronny James, 18, an incoming freshman at USC, was rushed to the hospital Monday in cardiac arrest, officials and the family have said.

LeBron James' statement did not touch on his son's basketball future or any ongoing heart issues.

Bronny James, a 6-foot-3 McDonald’s All-American, was one of the country’s most heralded players coming out of Sierra Canyon School in Los Angeles.

If the younger James does return to basketball, he will have USC teammate Vincent Iwuchukwu as a source of support and familiarity with his medical challenge.

Iwuchukwu passed out on the practice floor in July 2022. The cardiac arrest kept him out of action for USC until January.

LeBron James, 38, has said he hopes to stay in the NBA long enough to share the NBA hardwood with his oldest son.