Bronny James’ cardiac arrest was likely caused by a congenital heart defect, family says

Bronny James' collapse during a workout was caused by a congenital heart defect, which was identified as the probable cause of his cardiac arrest.

Cardiac Arrest and Congenital Heart Defect

The congenital heart defect, while significant, can be treated, providing hope for Bronny's full recovery.

Treatable Condition

The heart defect is not expected to prevent Bronny James from continuing his basketball career.

No Impact on Basketball

A spokesperson for the James family released a statement confirming the diagnosis and expressing confidence in Bronny's recovery.

Family Statement

The family has requested privacy during this time and pledged to provide updates to the media as necessary.

Privacy Request

The collapse occurred at the University of Southern California, where Bronny had plans to play basketball as an incoming freshman.

Incident Details

The quick response and attention he received at the university were credited by doctors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for his well-being.

Prompt Medical Attention

LeBron James, a four-time NBA champion, has been active in supporting his son and was pictured with his family during an event honoring his own achievements.

LeBron James Involvement

LeBron James plays for the Los Angeles Lakers and was part of the team's victory in the 2020 NBA championship.

Lakers Connection

The James family remains optimistic about Bronny's return to basketball and recovery in the near future.

Positive Outlook