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After Bronny’s Latest Update Sank Millions of Hearts, LeBron James Spotted in Plea of Rejuvenating 18YO Son’s Health

Published 08/07/2023, 11:58 AM EDT

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Less than two weeks ago, LeBron James was engulfed in a turmoil of emotions. His 18-year-old son, Bronny James, was confronted with an unforeseen crisis — a sudden cardiac arrest. It sent shockwaves through their lives and their fans all around the globe. The accident happened during USC‘s summer practices as the roster geared up for the upcoming 10-day European tour. Bronny had been carving out a promising basketball journey for himself, all while standing under the towering shadow of his father. At 6’3, he emerged as a sought-after prospect through his versatile on-court capabilities.

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In a heartening gesture, 3 days after the incident, LeBron James opened up for the first time since Bronny’s hospitalization. He took to social media to express his gratitude while assuring everyone that his family was safe and healthy. Nevertheless, many questions envelop Bronny’s health, recovery, and future – all of which have remained unaddressed due to James’ commitment to maintaining his privacy.

LeBron James is spotted at Mayo Clinic, Minnesota


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A routine procedure in Bronny’s case includes extensive tests to determine the cardiac arrest’s origins. In light of that, LeBron James has been traversing the nation in a heartfelt quest to secure the finest medical attention for his son. His intense desire to capture the root cause of Bronny’s situation fuels his proactive approach.

In the role of a deeply concerned father, LeBron was spotted at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota in his relentless pursuit. With dreams of sharing an NBA court with Bronny, LeBron envisions a future where his son flourishes, displaying his talent on the grand stage of the league.


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Mayo Clinic ranks as the top healthcare institution in the United States. It’s renowned for prioritizing its patients’ well-being above all else. The fact that LeBron James entrusts them with his son’s care itself sets them apart. 

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Updates on Bronny’s health have been relatively scarce. This has the basketball family anxiously awaiting the results of his tests. Despite periodic updates from James, concerns linger due to the underlying cardiac issue, even though Bronny appears to be in good health.

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Bronny’s consulting cardiologist (Dr. Merije Chukumerije) previously indicated a daily improvement in his condition.


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However, medical professionals are currently conducting ongoing tests to identify the cause of the cardiac arrest. The world stays on the edge, hoping to receive positive news on the matter. Considering a similar situation Shaquille O’Neal’s son Shareef faced, such cases often have long-lasting consequences for an athlete’s career.

According to a recent report by Sports Illustrated, Dr. Brian Sutterer suggested in case of failure to understand the cause of the cardiac arrest – there’s a possibility that Bronny may never return to basketball. This uncertainty casts a shadow over his career prospects.

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Mayo Clinic is the world’s most extensive not-for-profit medical practice group. Its goal is to enable individuals to recover within the comfort of their homes. Their consistency has led to win accolades and their advanced medical care has positioned Mayo Clinic as the leader in high-quality patient care. The U.S. News & World Report acclaimed Mayo Clinic as the best hospital in the world, checking in at the top in 14 specialties.

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Written by:

Saahil Dhillan


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Saahil Dhillan is an NBA Writer at Essentially Sports. He has been writing articles and blogs for 5 years now, including those for a sports brand that manufactures knee braces, for a Red Bull athlete in 2019 and for a documentary of an Ultra Running Coach in 2021. There’s plenty Saahil can write about why he likes basketball, having followed the NBA for more than 10 years, but he is most keen on picking out various offense/defense strategies, on/off-court decisions, roster changes in crunch time and other underrated key elements that leave an impact on the scoreboard.
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