By Johnny Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
LeBron James will be available to play in the next game of the Los Angeles Lakers after clearing the NBA’s health and safety protocols, the league announced.
Per the press release: “Following two negative PCR tests conducted more than 24 hours apart, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has cleared the NBA’s Health & Safety Protocols.
James was originally placed in the Protocols on Tuesday, November 30 after a series of tests delivered conflicting results, including an initial positive test that was collected on November 29. Additional testing confirmed that he is not a positive case.
In accordance with the Protocols, and the consistent testing practice that has been in place since the 2019-20 Season Restart in Orlando, the sample that produced the initial positive test was re-run twice and returned one negative and one positive result on two different PCR instruments. As a result, James underwent additional testing on November 30, with one test returning a negative result and a second test resulting in a clinically inconclusive result.”
James, 36, missed only one game of the 2021-22 NBA Regular Season since the initial positive coronavirus test. In his absence, the Lakers managed to defeat the Sacramento Kings and improve to 12-11 Tuesday. Up next, the collision with city rival, Los Angeles Clippers, Friday.
Going through his 19th NBA campaign and fourth as a member of the Lakers, the four-time NBA champion has registered 25.8 points, 6.8 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 1.8 steals, and 0.7 blocks per contest over 11 appearances.
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