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NBA addresses why LeBron did not have to enter health/safety protocols

NBA addresses why LeBron did not have to enter health/safety protocols

The NBA further addressed the LeBron James situation on Monday as LeBron was seen at a promotional event the day before the Lakers play-in game vs. the Warriors, which violated the league's health and safety protocols.

From the league office:

"To clarify any remaining misconception, LeBron James briefly attended an outdoor event last week where participants were required to be vaccinated or return a negative test result," the statement read on Monday. "Under these circumstances and in consultation with medical experts, it was determined that his attendance did not create risks related to the spread of COVID-19 and therefore no quarantine was necessary. Over the course of this season, there have been numerous similar violations of the league’s Health and Safety Protocols, which were addressed with the player’s team in a similar fashion.

"Under current NBA rules, vaccinated players are permitted to engage in outside activities including their individual commercial arrangements, such as sponsor appearances or ad shoots."

Through this statement the league has essentially confirmed that James has indeed been vaccinated, and he will face no further consequences or suspensions for his actions.

Game 2 between the Lakers-Suns is Tuesday at 10 PM ET on TNT, Phoenix holds a 1-0 series lead.

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