Shareef O’Neal, the son of Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, said that the son of future Hall of Famer LeBron James, Bronny, won’t have his career derailed after suffering from cardiac arrest last month.
O’Neal told TMZ Sports on Friday, when interacting with them at Los Angeles International Airport, that he didn’t think the medical will affect his basketball career “at all,” and added, “I don’t think (the cardiac arrest will) affect anything.”
The 23-year-old O’Neal has undergone similar heart-related issues to what 18-year-old James is facing, as he himself faced a heart condition which required surgery in 2018 while he attended UCLA.
O’Neal added that he recently spoke to James, who is “good.”
On July 25, James collapsed at USC and was unconscious when transported to the hospital. No plans have yet been announced for his potential return to the court as the school prepares for its season.
However, James seems to be returning to some level of normalcy at home, returning from the hospital before the end of July. LeBron posted a video of his son playing piano at home on July 29.
Later that day, the family was spotted outside for the first time since the cardiac arrest at Santa Monica’s Giorgio Baldi restaurant.
Bronny was last seen on Saturday when he attended the Los Angeles Dodgers game against the Miami Marlins with his parents.
The Dodgers won the game 3–1 in no small part due to All-Star outfielder Mookie Betts, who hit a pair of home runs in the third and fifth innings and saluted LeBron each time he crossed the plate. LeBron tipped his hat to each.
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