After testing positive or inconclusive for Covid- 19, LeBron James missed Tuesday’s Los Angeles Lakers game and will be out indefinitely, according to NBA health and safety protocols, indicating the vaccinated NBA star has tested positive or inconclusive for the breakthrough infection, making James the most prominent athlete with a breakthrough infection.
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In comments that suggested he had tested positive, James’ teammate Anthony Davis stated he was asymptomatic and that “Covid is dangerous,” according to TMZ. The Covid test results have been made public by NBA teams, and the Lakers have not elaborated on James’ issue.
According to The Los Angeles Times, the league forces immunized players like James to enter the protocols after a positive or inconclusive test result. Vaccinated players can return to the basketball court if they test negative for the virus in two separate tests separated by 24 hours or if they have been symptom-free for 10 days.
LeBron James tests positive for COVID-19, expected to miss several games
The Los Angeles Lakers have announced that LeBron James will miss Tuesday night’s game against the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center and has entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols.
On Tuesday morning, the Lakers released an injury report that did not include LeBron.
It’s unclear what motivated James to join protocols at this time, or if he tested positive for COVID-19 or came into direct contact with someone who did. Various reports, however, claim that LeBron will be out for at least 10 days or until he posts two negative COVID tests in a 24-hour period, implying that he tested positive. According to ESPN, he is anticipated to miss multiple games.
According to The Washington Post, Lakers coach Frank Vogel noted that James entering the protocols was “a tremendous loss” before Tuesday night’s game against the Sacramento Kings.
Vogel went on to say, “It’s disappointing.” “Right now, all we want for him is the best.” That’s where our minds are at the moment. We have a mentality of ‘next guy up.
The Lakers won 117-92 over Sacramento, avenging a setback to the Kings earlier in the season. The Lakers will play six times in the next two weeks, including a game against their cross-town rivals, the Los Angeles Clippers, on Friday.