Basketball: LeBron James' son, Bronny James, in stable condition after suffering cardiac arrest during practice

LeBron James with son Bronny.
LeBron James with son Bronny. Photo credit: Getty Images

Bronny James - son of NBA legend LeBron James - has suffered a cardiac arrest, while practicing with the University of Southern California (USC) basketball team and is in stable condition.

The James family says Bronny, 18, is no longer in intensive care at a hospital, where he was taken after suffering the cardiac arrest.

Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded to a medical emergency call shortly before 9:30am Monday morning (US Pacific time) at the Galen Center - the team's home arena. An adult male was treated and taken to the hospital, according to a spokesperson, who declined to disclose the patient's identity or details about the medical emergency.

"We ask for respect and privacy for the James family, and we will update media when there is more information," the family statement said.

James is a highly touted incoming freshman guard for USC, after being named a McDonald's All-American as a senior in high school.

LeBron James, who plays for Los Angeles Lakers and is considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time, has expressed interest in one day playing alongside his son in the NBA, before his stellar career comes to a close.

LeBron James with son Bronny.
LeBron James with son Bronny. Photo credit: Getty Images

The incident comes a year after USC centre Vince Iwuchukwu collapsed during practice, after suffering heart failure. Iwuchukwu was revived by the team's medical staff and played last season, after recovering.

It is also reminiscent of an incident in January, when Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed from a cardiac arrest during an NFL game in Cincinnati.

Hamlin received lifesaving CPR on the field, as the frightening scene unfolded in front of a packed stadium and national television audience. Hamlin, who spent days in the hospital recovering, plans to play football this season.