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Lebron James is Clear to Play with the Lakers After False Positive Covid Test

Earlier this week, it was reported that LeBron James had tested positive for COVID-19, which landed him in NBA’s health and safety protocols. However, it was a bit surprising as many knew that James was in fact vaccinated as he had said so himself. There were still some details that made this situation seem a bit odd.

James posted a tweet the very next day after the positive test result, using the fish emoji to imply that something fishy or unusual was at play here. To further cast doubt on this test result, James had consulted a doctor who conducted multiple P.C.R. tests at his home, however, the results were all negative.

It was clear that James did not believe that he had COVID-19, but he still followed the rules that the league had in place for when a player has a positive test result. NBA officials have collected a sample to test on Monday, and they had received a positive result on Tuesday. However, when the same sample was tested using a different instrument, the test returned inconclusively, which also allowed for questions to arise.

We know now that James’ positive test result was a false one as he has now tested negative two days in a row, 24 hours between each result. He is now officially clear to play in Friday night’s showdown between Lakers and Clippers after James has missed 10 games due to injuries, and one due to a suspension. He also missed his 12th game this season due to the fake positive result.


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