LOS ANGELES (AP) – LeBron James has been cleared to return to the Los Angeles Lakers after missing one game under the NBA’s health and safety protocols.
The league said yesterday that James is not positive for COVID-19 despite a series of tests that produced conflicting results earlier this week. Additional testing cleared James to play when the Lakers host the Los Angeles Clippers today.
James got an initial positive test from a sample collected on Monday. The sample was retested twice, producing one positive and one negative result. James underwent additional testing on Tuesday, but those tests returned one negative result and one clinically inconclusive result, according to the league.