LeBron James Has COVID; Flies Back Home


The season of trials and tribulation for LeBron James continues. He has tested positive for COVID, and was flown home from Sacramento to LA on a private charter. He will be out of the Los Angeles Lakers' lineup for at least 10 days. 

He is currently reported to be asymptomatic. Players who have tested positive must be out a minimum ten days, or return two negative PCR tests in a 24 hour period. The ten-day absence would mean he will miss at least their next three games, against the Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics and Memphis Grizzlies. 

A TMZ Sports producer reports that James had three tests on Tuesday, two of which proved positive.

As noted by StatMuse, LeBron has missed as many games in his last 4 seasons, as he did in his first 15 seasons.  

With their win in Sacramento Tuesday night, the Lakers are now 5-7 in the 12 games LeBron has missed this season, and 7-4 with him in the lineup.

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