LeBron James tested positive for COVID-19 this afternoon using a lateral flow test. James will miss several games ahead according to NBA Covid-19 policy.
TMZ reports that King James has been placed in the NBA’s health and safety protocols. He will be absent for tonight’s game against the Sacramento Kings, the league announced Tuesday just hours before the Lakers are set to go up against the Kings.
Per the league’s rules, given that a player is positive, he will be away from the team either for the next 10 days or until he submits at least two negative PCR tests before returning. The team has chartered a private jet so LeBron can fly back to Los Angeles in a safe manner.
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