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Lakers’ LeBron James tests positive for COVID-19

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has tested positive for COVID-19. He tested positive on Tuesday afternoon.

He is allegedly asymptomatic. It is also believed that he is fully vaccinated.

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James poses for a picture during the team's media day
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James poses for a picture during the team’s media day (Photo by LeBron James/Instagram)

This news came before the Lakers played against the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, California. According to league rules, with his positive test, he will be sidelined for at least 10 days.

He is not eligible to return to the Lakers until he has two negative tests within 24 hours. When that happens, he is able to return to the Lakers.

James is the latest fully vaccinated player to test positive for the virus.

The game against the Kings was the first game he missed since November 23rd when he did not play against the New York Knicks. He was inactive from November 4th through November 17th.

James did not dress for two games against the Kings and the Oklahoma City Thunder on October 26th and October 27th.

The future Hall of Famer last played on November 28th against the Detroit Pistons. He had 33 points in the contest before being ejected for fighting with Isaiah Stewart.

The 36-year-old is averaging 25.8 points per game in 36 minutes over 11 starts this season.

He missed tonight’s game against the Kings. He may also miss games against the Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies, and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

James may return to the lineup on Sunday, December 12th against the Orlando Magic.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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