LeBron James Tests Positive For COVID-19, Will Miss Several Games

The sports website has learned. A test was performed on James using a flow test. James was given a follow-up test to confirm his diagnosis. The test came back negative. The third tie-breaker test came back positive.

We're told that the team has arranged for a private jet to fly Bron back to Los Angeles in a safe manner.

James is currently not considered to be a threat. The player is fully vaccine free.

The NBA announced Tuesday that James will not play in tonight's game against the Kings because he has been placed in the league's health and safety protocols.

The Lakers are set to play the Kings.

If James was a close contact or had a false positive, it's not clear if he is positive.

If James is positive, he will be away from the team for at least 10 days or until he submits at least two negative tests.

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He has shied away from encouraging others to get the vaccine.

"We're talking about individuals' bodies," he said in September. We're not talking about anything that's political, or racism, or police brutality. Things of nature. We're talking about people's well being.

I don't feel like I should be involved in what other people do for their bodies.

LBJ has missed several games this season due to an abdominal strain.

Originally published at 3:49 PM.