Bronny James is all smiles while warming up with his USC teammates for the first time since his heart scare before watching Trojans cruise to win
- The 19-year-old guard was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect in July
- He traveled to LA after USC’s win to watch his father lose 37 points to the Lakers
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Bronny James warmed up with his USC teammates before a game for the first time this season after going into cardiac arrest in July.
He has yet to make his collegiate debut after being diagnosed with a congenital heart defect that was treatable.
When asked how big of a step it was for his son, Lakers superstar LeBron James smiled broadly Sunday night and said, “Yes. That is amazing. I feel it. He’s almost there.’
“It’s great to have him back on the team and competing with us,” USC guard Kobe Johnson said after the Trojans defeated Brown 81-70. “We want him back as soon as possible, but we want him to be as healthy as possible when he comes back.
“Every day we pray that he continues to improve and hopefully he can join us sometime this year.”
Southern California guard Bronny James seemed eager to be part of the shooting on Sunday
LeBron James’ eldest son, 19, showed off some of his moves while involved in a dunking drill
Bronny has cheered on his team from the bench in every game this year
James has done some individual work before the games, but had not been on the field to warm up with his teammates before Sunday’s game.
USC coach Andy Enfield added, “It was great. He went through warm-ups with the team. He is a big part of our program and our team. He’s a great teammate.
“We’re looking forward to hopefully getting him back on the field at some point, but when that day comes, it’s not my decision. We’re going to be patient and go through the process.”
James played his high school career at Sierra Canyon, just north of Los Angeles, and is a freshman guard at USC.
Bronny was also at the Crpyto.com Arena on Sunday to watch his father score 37 points for the Lakers
Bronny James then made the short trip downtown from the Galen Center to Crypto.Com Arena to watch his father score 37 points, including the free throw, in the Lakers’ 105-104 win over the Houston Rockets.
‘It was great to have him here. To see my husband with a smile,” he said. “Anyone who has kids in college, you know they go away and maybe don’t see him for a week or two, and then they come to your house for laundry and a hot, fresh meal.
‘It makes me very happy.’
LeBron James said it was the first time he had seen his son in two weeks.
‘It’s OK. He has school, practice and he trains. Listen, the boy is 19 years old. That’s what FaceTime video is for,” he said.