联盟周四表示，尽管本周早些时候进行的一系列测试产生了相互矛盾的结果，但詹姆斯对 COVID-19 并不呈阳性. Additional testing cleared James to play when the Lakers host the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.
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 Tuesday, but those tests returned one negative result and one clinically inconclusive result, according to the league.
James said earlier in the season that he is vaccinated. A clear positive test likely would have kept James away from the Lakers for 10 days or more.
James has missed 12 of the Lakers’ 23 games this season, 与 10 due to injuries. He also missed one game while serving the first suspension of his 19-year NBA career for an altercation with Detroit’s Isaiah Stewart.
The Lakers are 5-7 without James and 7-4 和他一起. They began Thursday in sixth place in the Western Conference despite their thoroughly overhauled roster around James and Anthony Davis, along with significant injury problems for several expected regulars.