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‘Get an Ambulance Here Now!’ - 911 Caller Pleaded To Save Bronny James

By Jake Beardslee · July 28, 2023

In brief…

  • Newly release 911 call depects tense moments after Bronny James suffered a suddent cardiac arrest during basketball practice Monday.
  • The 911 caller pleaded, "Get an ambulance here now" while tellig the dispatcher there was no doctor on the scene.
  • Bronny James, son of NBA star LeBron James, was soon hospitalized at L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
  • His early release from the hospital is considered a highly favorable development.
Bronny James was released early from Cedars-Sinai following a sudden cardiac arrest during basketball practice.  Eleven Warriors/Wikimedia Commons

Chilling audio from the 911 call made after USC hoops star Bronny James suffered a sudden cardiac arrest during practice Monday was released today - just hours after the 18-year-old son of NBA legend LeBron James was discharged from a Los Angeles hospital.

In the chilling call recording obtained by the Daily Mail, the urgency of the situation is clear: “Get an ambulance here now,” the caller says.

When asked by the 911 operator where the incident occurred, the caller replied, “I’m waiting for you.”

Later in the call, the 911 operator asked the caller, “Is there a doctor on scene with them or a registered nurse?”

“No, there’s no doctor,” the caller responds.

The operator reassures the caller that “help is already on the way” and that fire department paramedics are en route.

James was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Monday after collapsing during practice at the University of Southern California, where he is a freshman basketball player. He was treated for cardiac arrest and held overnight for observation before being released Tuesday.

His father, NBA mega-star LeBron James, flew from Akron, Ohio to be with his son in Los Angeles after receiving the shocking news of Bronny’s medical emergency.

The 911 call highlights the tangible urgency of the situation as first responders were quickly dispatched to assist the young athlete. Medical experts consider Bronny’s early release from the hospital a highly favorable development.