LeBron James removed from NBA’s Covid-19 health and safety protocols
James has provided negative PCR tests since he was scratched while playing Tuesday, the NBA said in a statement.
“James was initially included in the Protocol on Tuesday, November 30 after a series of tests yielded conflicting results, including an initial positive test collected on November 29. . Additional tests confirm that he is not a positive case,” the statement said.
“Following the Consistent Testing Protocols and Procedures that have been in place since the 2019-20 Season Reboot in Orlando, the sample that produced the initial positive test was rerun twice and returned one results were negative and one was positive on two different PCR tools.As a result, James underwent additional testing on November 30th, with one test coming back negative and a second test for clinically inconclusive results.”
If a player tests positive for Covid-19, that player can return if he tests negative twice in a row for the virus at least 24 hours apart, as per league rules. . Otherwise, the player must quarantine for at least 10 days after testing positive.
James told reporters in September: “Each person has their own choice to do what they feel is right for themselves and their family and what is in their nature.
“I know I was very skeptical about it all. But after doing my research and stuff of that nature, I feel it’s the best fit for not only me but my family and friends as well. “, I said. “That’s why I decided to do it.”
“Obviously, it’s a big loss,” Vogel said Tuesday before the game. “It’s disappointing. We just want the best for him right now.”
The Lakers beat the Kings 117-92 without their star up front. James’ next highly anticipated game is Friday night in Los Angeles against the Clippers.