LeBron James has been fully vaccinated against COVID.
He just tested positive.
Now, “The King” will enter the NBA’s health and safety protocols and be out for a minimum of ten days.
From WGN 9: “James is likely looking at a minimum of 10 days away from the Lakers unless he returns two negative PCR tests in a 24-hour span.
Being placed in the NBA’s virus protocols almost certainly means James, who said earlier this season that he is vaccinated, either tested positive for COVID-19 or had an inconclusive result.
The NBA, in a memo obtained by The Associated Press, also told its teams Tuesday that it has documented 34 cases in which a fully vaccinated player, coach or staffer had a breakthrough case of COVID-19. The league has said about 97% of players are fully vaccinated. Brooklyn’s Kyrie Irving, who has not played this season because of his status, is among the exceptions.”
The Lakers have four games in that ten day span. With the team just one game above .500 and fighting for a playoff spot, at least for these ten days LeBron doesn’t have to worry about the stress of carrying a team. He can focus on supporting the Chinese government.
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