Lakers superstar LeBron James will miss tonight’s game vs. the Sacramento Kings because he has “entered the league’s health and safety protocols,” according to Bleacher report, ESPN’s Mike Trudell and the Athletic’s Shams Charania. NBA.com confirmed the reports.
It is unclear exactly why James has entered league protocols, but it doesn’t mean he necessarily has Covid-19. Other players have had to sit out due to false positives or exposures to individuals known to be infected.
LeBron James has entered health and safety protocols and is out tonight vs. Sacramento, Lakers say.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 30, 2021
LeBron James is out tonight against Sacramento due to the NBA’s health and safety protocols.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) November 30, 2021
LeBron James has entered the league’s health and safety protocols and will miss tonight’s game vs. Kings pic.twitter.com/giTz0rZiP7
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 30, 2021
Just yesterday, the Lakers posted video of James boarding the team plane with other players for tonight’s game. It is unclear how that proximity may impact the team as a whole.
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) November 30, 2021
The Lakers game tonight against the Kings is not nationally televised.