There’s something suspicious going on, and LeBron James seems eager to get to the bottom of it. The Los Angeles Laker star was ignored due to the NBA’s COVID-19 health protocols and took to Twitter on Wednesday, which seems to raise more questions than answers. “Something is happening REAL (fish emoji),” James tweeted.
The Los Angeles Times reported citing League rules that players participate in these protocols after a positive test or inconclusive test. The team has not published a positive diagnosis publicly. Anthony Davis, his teammate, told reporters that he thought James was asymptomatic, the newspaper said. He said it wasn’t clear when the star will return to court.
James’ staff did not immediately respond to an email from Fox News after hours for clarification on the tweet. If James tested positive, he would probably be at least 10 days away from the Lakers unless he returns two negative PCR tests within 24 hours. The Lakers learned about James Situation on Tuesday morning, said coach Frank Vogel and arranged a shuttle to return him from Sacramento to Los Angeles.
In a memo from The AP, the NBA told its teams on Tuesday that it has documented 34 cases in which a fully vaccinated player, coach or employee had an innovative case of COVID-19. The League said that about 97% of players are fully vaccinated, with Kyrie Irving of Brooklyn, who has not played this season because of her status, among the exceptions.