Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has entered the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols, the team said Tuesday.
James will miss the Lakers’ road game Tuesday night against the Sacramento Kings.
It is not yet known how long James will be sidelined while in the protocols. In September, James said he received a vaccine for COVID despite being skeptical at first.
Vaccinated players still have to quarantine if they test positive, whether or not they show symptoms. Vaccinated players are not required to be quarantined for a close contact of a positive case, but they would then be tested for the coronavirus.
James has played in only 11 games this season due to an abdominal strain. He has averaged 25.8 points and 6.8 assists for the Lakers (11-11).
–Field Level Media