On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Lakers were set to take the court against the Sacramento Kings; however, one of the Lakers’ star players was missing from the game.

Shortly before the game took place, TMZ reported that LeBron James would not be playing in the game. At first, it was unclear the reason, but less than an hour later, TMZ reported that James had tested positive for Covid-19.

Before the game, James took a Covid-19 test that came back positive. As a way of confirming the test results, he then took a PCR test which came back negative. To break the tie, he took a third Covid test, and this test came back positive. With two positives and one negative result, James was determined to be Covid positive.

Instead of playing in the night’s game, the Lakers sent him back to Los Angeles on a private plane so that he would be able to arrive home safely while interacting with as few people as possible.

Currently, James is doing well and is asymptomatic. He is also fully vaccinated.

League rules state that James will need to quarantine for 10 days or submit a minimum of two PCR tests that show he tests negative for Covid-19.

While James is fully vaccinated, he does not want to tell people what they should or should not do when it comes to decisions about whether or not to be vaccinated for Covid-19. He explained, “We’re not talking about something that’s political, or racism, or police brutality. Things of that nature. We’re talking about people’s bodies and well being. So, I don’t feel like, for me personally, that I should get involved in what other people should do for their bodies and their livelihoods.”

Does it surprise you that LeBron James tested positive for Covid-19 even though he is fully vaccinated?