Magic Johnson, Damar Hamlin join outpouring of support for Bronny James after cardiac arrest


Bronny James, a top USC basketball recruit and the son of NBA star LeBron James, suffered cardiac arrest Monday during a basketball workout.

The 18-year-old was rushed to a hospital from USC's Galen Center and admitted to the intensive care unit. He has since been released from the ICU in stable condition. James' family provided news of his condition in a statement Tuesday morning.

"Yesterday while practicing, Bronny James suffered a cardiac arrest,” the statement reads. β€œMedical staff was able to treat Bronny and take him to the hospital. He is now in stable condition and no longer in the ICU.

β€œWe 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."

LeBron James, left, poses with his son Bronny James. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
LeBron James, left, poses with his son Bronny James. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

The family did not immediately provide further details on Bronny James' condition. James, a 6-foot-2 shooting guard, joined the Trojans as a four-star recruit on a team that's projected to start next season in the top 25. James' status with the team is unclear as the focus remains on his immediate health.

News of his cardiac arrest prompted an outpouring of support from the sports world, including from Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, who suffered cardiac arrest during an NFL game last season.

Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson and others from around the basketball and larger sports community also expressed well wishes to James and his family.

LeBron James has not spoken publicly about Bronny outside of the statement from the family.