LeBron James is a leading force and headliner for the NBA and his COVID-19 test results made waves in the news in the last week.
Previously, LeBron James was cleared to play this past Friday after clearing health and safety protocols due to COVID-19. The NBA player reportedly received a false-positive COVID-19 test. Now, James has spoken on the NBA’s COVID-19 testing process, expressing his frustration in the process.
During a press conference, James spoke on his false-positive test, saying, “Usually when you have a positive test, they’ll test you right away to make sure. There was not a follow-up test after my positive test. It was straight to isolation and you’ve been put into protocol. That’s the part that kind of angered me. I had to figure out a way to get home from Sacramento by myself. They wouldn’t allow anyone to travel with me, no security, no anything, when I traveled back from Sacramento. And then I had to put my kids in isolation for the time being, the people in my household in isolation for the time being, so it was just a big-time inconvenience. That was the anger part.”
James went on to miss the game against the Sacramento Kings, and ended up testing negative for COVID several times. He continued saying, “I knew I was going to get cleared because I never, ever felt sick at all. I just thought it was just handled very poorly.” Take a look below.
Lakers’ LeBron James: “I knew I was going to get cleared because I never, ever felt sick, at all. I know you can be asymptomatic, but if what I had was a positive COVID test, then what are we doing? What are we talking about? I thought it was handled very poorly.” pic.twitter.com/XRRexRESKT
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) December 4, 2021