Stephen A. Smith Thinks LeBron Would’ve Ended His Career If Bronny James Passed

Stephen A. Smith was thankful Bronny James is in stable condition after suffering a cardiac arrest, but he feels a lot could’ve changed with LeBron if things went a different way.

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith seemed just as stunned as the rest of the sports world this Tuesday after learning of Bronny James’ recent hospitalization.


Stephen A. Smith on podcast. LeBron and Bronny

By Thursday, he had a different take on it and involved LeBron.

On his podcast, Smith discussed what he believes would have happened if Bronny lost his life.

“Let me say this: god forbid something worse had happened to Bronny James. I just want to take a moment to say, Y’all do know that LeBron James’ career would have ended, right? Y’all do know that, right?” Smith said.

He then compared the situation to Michael Jordan’s first retirement from the NBA in 1993 while citing the murder of his father a few months prior as a reason for his decision.

48 hours after the incoming USC freshman and eldest son of Lakers star LeBron James was rushed to the hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest during practice, it was revealed Bronny lost consciousness during the cardiac event and received initial treatment from team medical staff before he was loaded in an ambulance and taken to Cedar-Sinai Medical Center at “Code 3, lights and sirens.”

The 18-year-old is out of the ICU and in stable condition and is expected to undergo additional testing to determine what caused the sudden cardiac arrest, according to TMZ.