LeBron James COVID Free, Will Officially Play For Lakers Against Clippers Friday

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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LeBron James got good news Thursday after learning that he’s COVID free and can officially play for the Lakers again.

The National Basketball Association announced that after James had logged in multiple negative coronavirus tests in the last few days he had been cleared to play for Los Angeles and will be on the court when the team takes on the Clippers Friday, TMZ reported. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

The Lakers’ star first tested positive for COVID-19 Tuesday and had to miss playing against the Sacramento Kings in the Lakers win. (RELATED: Charles Barkley Roasts LeBron James For Balding)

The NBA said after testing negative for two days, LeBron can once again play.

James appeared to comment on first testing positive with the use of a lateral flow test and then testing negative on a follow-up PCR test in a tweet Wednesday that simply wrote “Something is REAL [fishy] going on.” The post included fish emojis.

The outlet noted that after LeBron’s negative PCR test he then reportedly took a third test that reportedly came up positive he was sent home to L.A. from the northern California trip.

The league said it believes the initial positive test was a “false positive” and that “he is not a positive case.” LeBron is also vaccinated.