Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James found himself at the center of a very bizarre situation earlier this week when he was forced into the NBA’s health and safety protocols for two days.
The cause? A what now appears to be series of false-positive COVID-19 test results.
James called foul on the results from the jump, since he is fully vaccinated, but nothing could be done until he finally tested negative. After that finally happened, the Lakers star became eligible for his squad’s Friday night battle against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Following that game, James appeared to call out the league over how the entire ordeal was handled.
“Besides last night being able to go to my boys’ game … pretty just confused and frustrated, angry,” he said.
“Just not being able to do anything. I haven’t been able to do anything besides sit in the house since I got back Monday evening. All the way till like, I got cleared at like, four o’clock yesterday afternoon. And this morning was the first time I got an opportunity to actually touch a basketball since Sunday’s game vs. Detroit.”
James then went into specifics regarding what precisely happened.
“The fact that I tested negative first and my second test came back positive,” he continued. “And usually, when you have a positive test, they will test you right away, to make sure. There was not a follow-up test after my positive test. It was straight isolation, and you’ve been put into protocol. And 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 … I had to put my kids in isolation for the time being … It was just a big-time inconvenience. That was the anger part.”
All in all, James just felt the whole thing was handled poorly.
“I knew I was gonna get cleared, because I never, ever felt sick at all,” he concluded. “And I know you can be asymptomatic. But, if what I had was a positive COVID test, then what are we doing? Like what are talking about? I just thought it was handled very poorly.”
James originally called out the shadiness of this entire ordeal on Wednesday. As it turns out – he was right.
Obviously he is going to move on from this, given that he has bigger fish to fry and the Lakers are in the midst of a full-blown rebellion against head coach Frank Vogel.
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But just because James is going to forgive how the NBA handled this process, doesn’t mean he is going to forget it.