Bronny James has been seen in the public eye since his recent health scare. And one would think it’s just a matter of time before a prodigy’s son could return to playing basketball at a high level.
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Back in July, the son of LeBron James suffered a cardiac arrest while practicing with USC’s basketball team. A couple of days later, he was released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Cedars-Sinai Medical Group cardiologist Dr. Merije Chukumerije said James was successfully treated for a sudden cardiac arrest, according to the New York Post.
LeBron said he is grateful for his family.
“We have our family together, safe and healthy, and we feel your love,” James said, thanking others for sending the family supportive messages. “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!"
Since then, James has been spotted at several sporting events, including most recently at a USC football game when the Trojans were playing Nevada this past Saturday. There is a viral picture of James in a picture with 13 women. But will he return to the court?
Well, not only is he appearing at all these major sporting events, but he’s also doing well in the classroom. USC men’s basketball coach Andy Enfield said James is doing exceptional, according to People.
"The good thing is he's doing extremely well and he's in class right now. And we all love him," Enfield said, according to ESPN. "I think everybody is hopeful that Bronny will return to the court. We just have to be patient and take it step by step."
Recently, the James family announced that Bronny was diagnosed with “an anatomically and functionally significant Congenital Heart Defect.”
Still, James, a 6-foot-3 guard considered a top prospect in college, should return to the court very soon.
"We are very confident in Bronny’s full recovery and return to basketball in the very near future. We will continue to provide updates to media and respectfully reiterate the family's request for privacy."
James (18) is the oldest of James' kids, as he and his brother Bryce, who also plays basketball, were born in 2004 and 2007 respectively. And their youngest sister, Zhuri, was born in 2014.
It has been reported by many media outlets that LeBron has the desire to play with Bronny. We shall see if that happens, as LeBron is well on his way to doing that thanks to keeping his skills sharp and his body well-conditioned heading into year 21.
USC’s first basketball game is slated for Nov. 6 vs. Kansas State.