LeBron returns negative tests, cleared to play
LOS ANGELES- LeBron James had been cleared to return to the lineup from the Lakers’ game against the LA Clippers on Friday after going with a brief stint in the NBA’s health and with the safety protocols, the league had announced on Thursday.James has returned with eight negative tests since the returning to Los Angeles on the Tuesday afternoon and the sources told ESPN. After the Lakers star had returned as an initial positive test for COVID-19 in Sacramento on Tuesday morning. The Lakers had been chartered an airplane to fly James from the Sacramento back to L.A. as per sources said.
In the days had following Thanksgiving with the league had been introduced more rigorous testing with its teams and it is hoping to monitor of any cases that could have been surfaced from many players expanding their circles around the holiday.
In the statement on Thursday in the league said James didn’t have test positive, and the NBA had been detailed the chain of the events that had led to him to the missing the Kings game and had being reinstated.
“James was originally had placed in the Protocols on Tuesday in the November 30 after the series of tests had been delivered conflicting results, including an initial positive test that was collected on November 29. Additional testing had been confirmed that he is not a positive case,” the league had said.
“In the accordance with all the Protocols, and all the consistent testing practice that had been in place since the 2019-20 Season Restart which was in Orlando, the sample that had produced the initial positive test was a re-run twice and had returned one negative and one positive result on two different PCR instruments. As a result, James underwent additional testing on the November 30, with one test on returning a negative result and a second test resulting in a clinically inconclusive result.”
The Lakers had beat the Kings without James had been 117-92 and had an off day on Wednesday during which James took to the Twitter to hint at his displeasure with all the protocols.