Per the Lakers, Lakers star LeBron James entered the League’s health and safety protocols and is out Tuesday for the Lakers’ game against the Sacramento Kings.
Lakers star LeBron James will be sidelined for at least 10 days, or unless he returns two negative test results in 24 hours moving forward, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. https://t.co/Mok1iyfogL— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 1, 2021
Potentially being sidelined for 10 days would lead to James missing a minimum of four games, although he could return earlier than the 9th with two negative tests in the next 24 hours moving forward.
The Lakers only play twice in the first eight days of December, with a home game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday and a matchup with the Boston Celtics in December. 7. After that stretch, L.A. then has three games in four days lined up between December 9 and December 12.
James is averaging 25.8 points, 6.8 assists, and 5.2 rebounds in his 19th NBA season.