Bronny James Ready To Ball After Being Cleared To Play For USC
The coach has given no indication of when Bronny will make his debut.
The legacy of future Hall of Famer LeBron James continues as his oldest son, Bronny, has been cleared to start his collegiate basketball career.
According to CNN, Bronny, who suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this year while practicing with his college team, USC, has been cleared to return to playing basketball. A statement by his family was released after the good news for the freshman player.
“Bronny James is now cleared by his doctors for a full return to basketball. Bronny will have a final evaluation with USC (University of Southern California) staff this week, resume practice next week, and return to games soon after. The James family would like to express their gratitude to the incredible medical team, the entire USC community, and especially the countless friends, family, and fans for their love and support. Fight On!”
The incoming freshman had a cardiac arrest on July 24. He was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where it was revealed that a congenital heart defect was the probable cause for the health scare.
ABC News reported that although Bronny was cleared to play, he did not participate in pregame warmups on Wednesday night. He did join the team after the game started on the bench. His skills could have been used that night as the USC Trojans were blown out in a 106-78 loss to Eastern Washington. The Trojans (5-2) have a game against No. 11 Gonzaga in Las Vegas on Saturday, Dec. 2. If Bronny makes his debut, his father will be there, as he stated he told the Lakers that he is not missing his son’s first college game, citing his “family over everything” motto.
After Thursday night’s Los Angeles Lakers game against Oklahoma City, LeBron told the media, “I already told my teammates that if they play on the same day we’re playing, I’m going to have to catch them the next game,” James said. “Family over everything. Definitely got to see Bronny’s first game whenever he’s cleared and ready to go.”
The coach has given no indication of when Bronny will debut.