Basketball star not infected with the corona virus
US basketball star LeBron James was not infected with the corona virus. A different test was false positive.
US basketball star LeBron James (36) was not infected with the corona virus, but received a false positive test. In a published on Thursday Statement confirmed the NBAthat the Los Angeles Lakers star has now tested negative for the virus multiple times after multiple tests delivered conflicting results earlier this week.
“After two negative PCR tests more than 24 hours apart, the Los Angeles Lakers player passed NBA health and safety regulations,” the statement said. According to these NBA regulations for Covid-19, the four-time NBA champion did not take part in the Los Angeles Lakers game against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday. After his free testing, it is now expected that he can play in the game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday.
Apparently positive despite vaccination
LeBron James had confirmed in September that he would be vaccinated for the 2021 NBA season during media day. “I know that I was very skeptical, but after doing my research I thought it was best not only for me, but also for my family and friends. That’s why I chose it,” explained the father of three at the time. “In anything I talk about, I’m not talking about other people and what they should do. I speak for myself and for my family, that’s what it’s about,” he added.
The current corona regulations for the US league do not provide for a mandatory vaccination. Unvaccinated players are allowed to play this season, but the NBA stipulates that athletes must be tested at least once on training and travel days and on game day and must wear a mask at least once. Fully vaccinated players do not need to be tested daily.