Lakers' LeBron James dedicates season to son Bronny

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Lakers star LeBron James told reporters on Monday that he's dedicating the season to son Bronny, who is recovering from cardiac arrest that he suffered during a practice at USC.

"Bronny is doing extremely well," James said during media day to open training camp. "He has begun his rehab process to get back on the floor this season with his teammates and USC."

Bronny James, 18, lost consciousness after the cardiac event in July. He wasn't at USC's first practice of the last season last week.

"If he were walked through the door right now," LeBron James said, "you wouldn't even know what he had."

James said there was "definitely a whirlwind and a lot of emotions for my family this summer." His second son, Bryce, is a sophomore at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame after transferring from Sierra Canyon.

As for next summer, James confirmed he is interested in playing for Team USA in the Olympics.


"I wouldn't have to do much," he said, referring to the level of talent expected around him.

James said that he felt inspired this summer to return to play after conversations with his family, following Bryce on the AAU circuit and seeing Bronny off to USC.

"I feel like I have a lot more in the tank to give," James said.

He also believes, like teammate Anthony Davis, that the team has a good starting point following an offseason that included the acquisition of key role players after a trade-deadline rebuild in February.


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