Bronny James, son of basketball legend LeBron James, has been cleared to return to training after recovering from cardiac arrest.
In July, the 19-year-old suffered a medical incident while training with the University of Southern California (USC) team and was found to have a congenital heart defect and was rushed to the hospital.
Watch the video above: Stephen A. Smith reacts to the devastating news that Bronny James suffered cardiac arrest.
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James’ family said in a statement that their son will return to basketball.
“Bronny will undergo final evaluation with the USC staff, return to practice next week and return to play soon,” it read.
“The James family would like to express their gratitude to the outstanding medical team, the entire USC community, and especially the countless friends, family and fans for their love and support. “Keep fighting! “
After three days in the hospital, doctors discovered the son of the NBA’s all-time scoring leader had a heart defect that had been present since birth.
LeBron, who turns 39 in a few weeks, has accomplished it all in the game; four NBA championships, four league MVP awards and four Finals MVP awards.
But he made it clear that the last thing on his pro basketball wish list is to stay in the league long enough to play with his son, Bronny.
Brownie is the eldest of three siblings. Bryce Maximus is 16 years old and his sister Zhuri is 9 years old.
As the 18-year-old James breaks down, a spokesperson for the James family issued a shocking statement.
“Yesterday while practicing, Bronny James suffered a cardiac arrest,” July’s statement said.
“Medical staff successfully treated Brownie and transported him to hospital. He is currently in stable condition and is no longer in the intensive care unit.
“We ask that the James family be respected and their privacy protected, and we will update the media when more information becomes available.
“LeBron and (wife) Savannah wish to publicly express their deepest gratitude and appreciation to USC’s medical and athletic staff for their incredible work and dedication to the safety of our athletes.”