Bronny James May 6, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; Bronny James in attendance as the Los Angeles Lakers play against the Golden State Warriors during the second half in game three of the 2023 NBA playoffs at Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Last month, USC Trojans star men’s basketball player Bronny James – the son of NBA megastar LeBron James – faced a terrifying situation when he went into cardiac arrest during an offseason practice session. Unfortunately, the situation led to many conspiracy theorists speculating that the incident was caused by the COVID-19 vaccine. But it’s now been proven that’s not the case.

Last week, a spokesperson for the LeBron James Family Foundation revealed that Bronny James suffers from a Congenital Heart Defect that resulted in last month’s scary situation. Fortunately, the family also revealed that the condition “can be treated” and that Bronny James will likely still be able to return to the court and continue his basketball career.

“It is an anatomically and functionally significant Congenital Heart Defect which can and will be treated,” stated a spokesperson for the LeBron James Family Foundation said according to Brian Krassenstein on Twitter. “We are very confident in Bronny’s full recovery and return to basketball in the very near future.”

Obviously, the theory that the heart issue was caused by the COVID-19 MRNA vaccine was completely baseless, but that didn’t stop many people – including billionaire Elon Musk – from pedaling that narrative anyway. But now we know the truth.

[Brian Krassenstein]