NBA superstar, LeBron James and his family are reportedly considering postponing his son Bronny James’ first semester of classes and basketball career at the University of Southern California as he recovers from last week’s cardiac arrest.
USC begins class registration on August 14 with students moving in two days later. Classes start on August 21.
The source emphasized that the family is following doctors’ recommendations, while not ruling out a return to the hardwood for Bronny.
‘LeBron and the rest of the family have talked about putting off Bronny’s school requirements during this fall semester to allow Bronny to fully recover,’ the source told DailyMail. ‘They are also looking to see if he can take classes from home, so he can start school at the time he intended.
‘To continue his recovery is the first mission to complete. Decisions are 50/50 right now on what they will all do next, and they will also continue to look into possibly having Bronny play basketball again. As for school, they have to make the decision within the next week, basketball dreams and if they continue are conversations for the future. It is whatever the doctors recommend right now.’
Bronny was seen on Friday for the first time since being taken ill when LeBron and the James family went out for dinner at the celeb hotspot.
LeBron arrived only with wife Savannah and their daughter Zhuri but the Lakers star left a few hours later alongside Bronny and his other son, Bryce.
People quoted a source as saying that diners approached the family to offer their best wishes.
‘LeBron kept expressing how grateful he is,’ the source was quoted as telling People.
‘It was of course wonderful to see Bronny after the frightening week. LeBron and the family are regular guests. Everyone was praying for Bronny’s recovery.’
The following day, LeBron shared video of Bronny playing piano at home and wrote as a caption on his Instagram post: ‘GRAND RISING!! God Is Great. @bronny YOU ARE AMAZING!!! Simple as that! Keep going!!! We’re here right with you every step of the way.’
Bronny was rushed to the hospital on Monday after collapsing at USC’s Galen Center, where he was practicing with the rest of the Trojans basketball squad.
The teenager was admitted to intensive care before later being stabilized. He was eventually released from the hospital altogether on Thursday.
Upon announcing that Bronny had been discharged, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center said Thursday in statement: ‘Thanks to the swift and effective response by the USC athletics’ medical staff, Bronny James was successfully treated for a sudden cardiac arrest.
‘He arrived at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center fully conscious, neurologically intact, and stable.
‘Mr. James was cared for promptly by highly-trained staff and has been discharged home, where he is resting.
Although his workup will be ongoing, we are hopeful for his continued progress and are encouraged by his response, resilience, and his family and community support.’
LeBron, meanwhile, tweeted out a statement on Thursday thanking fans for the messages of support that his family have been sent.
‘I want to thank the countless people sending my family love and prayers,’ he wrote on Twitter.
‘We feel you and I’m so grateful. Everyone doing great. We have our family together, safe and healthy, and we feel your love.
‘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! #JamesGang.’