Damar Hamlin, Magic Johnson and More Send Support to Bronny James After Cardiac Arrest

After LeBron James’ eldest son Bronny James, 18, was hospitalized after suffering cardiac arrest during basketball practice, the athletic community is expressing their support for the USC freshman.

By Hayley Santaflorentina Jul 25, 2023 6:03 PMTags
Watch: LeBron James' Son Bronny Suffers Cardiac Arrest

The sports community and beyond are expressing their support for Bronny James after his recent medical emergency

LeBron James' 18-year-old son was hospitalized July 24 after suffering cardiac arrest during basketball practice at the University of Southern California where he is a freshman, a spokesperson for the family confirmed to E! News.

As for how Bronny—the eldest of LeBron and Savannah James' three kids—is recovering, the spokesperson noted that the teen is "now in stable condition and no longer in ICU."

Following the news of Bronny's hospitalization, many within the athletic community are sending their love, including Damar Hamlin. The Buffalo Bills safety, who experienced cardiac arrest during a NFL game earlier this year, expressed his support, noting the support the James family has given him. 

"Prayers to Bronny & The James family as well," he tweeted July 25, "here for you guys just like you have been for me my entire process."

LeBron James' History of Activism

Keep reading for some of the tributes Bronny has received from fellow athletes following his hospitalization.

Earvin "Magic" Johnson: Cookie and I are praying for LeBron and Savannah's son Bronny after hearing he suffered a cardiac arrest. We are praying and hoping he makes a full and speedy recovery.

Jayson Taytum: Bronny [praying hands emojis]

Robert Griffin III: When you get a chance send a prayer up for Bronny James. He collapsed on the basketball court yesterday, went into cardiac arrest and was taken to the ICU. He is now out of the ICU and in stable condition, but his continued recovery and health is what we all pray for.

Emmanuel Acho: Praying fervently for the current health and future wellness, of Lebron James Jr. (Bronny James), who suffered cardiac arrest, but is now in stable condition.



Billie Jean King: Sending our support and prayers to Bronny James and the entire James family following Bronny's cardiac arrest. You are all in our thoughts.

Lamar Odom: Sending prayers to Bronny and his family ! Wishing a speedy recovery for this young man [prayer hand emoji]

Stephen A. SmithGood Lord. Just heard about Bronny. Hearing he's okay. Thank God! Prayers up to @KingJames and the entire family

Miami Heat: Get well soon, Bronny! Our prayers and best wishes go out to the James family.

Jalen Brunson: Prayers to Bronny man [prayer hand emojis]

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