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Lakers’ LeBron James returns from COVID-19 diagnosis

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has been cleared to return to the team. James is expected to be back with the team on Friday. 

He went into the league’s health and safety protocols earlier this week. At the time, he was expected to be away for at least 10 days.

LeBron James saves the ball from going out of bounds (Photo by Los Angeles Lakers/Instagram)

Now, the struggling Lakers get a boost from one of their better players. He will return in a nationally televised game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center.

He only missed one game with the positive test. The Lakers defeated the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night. 

Before the game with the Kings, it was announced that James would miss the contest due to health and safety protocols. James had to test negative twice 24 hours apart from each other before returning to the team. 

The future Hall of Famer last played on November 28th. He last suited up on the road against the Detroit Pistons.

He had 33 points in the game. However, towards the end of the game, he got ejected following an altercation with Pistons center Isaiah Stewart, who was left bloody.

James appeared to punch Stewart that caused the young Pistons player to want to fight. Teammates and referees had to separate the two players. 

The 36-year-old — who will turn 37 in December — is averaging 25.8 points per game. James has started 11 games this season. 

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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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