When it was reported by multiple insiders that LeBron James had entered into the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols, would be out at least 10 days and be subject to the regulations that players who test positive are subjected to, it was pretty clear that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, even if no one — the team included — was explicitly reporting as much. But if there were any lingering doubts as to why James was out against the Sacramento Kingson Tuesday and will sit indefinitely moving forward, Anthony Davis dispelled them after the game.
“I talked to him today,” Davis said. “I checked on him. Just hearing what Joel Embiid said, obviously [Embiid] was scared, he said that he thought he wasn’t going to make it. COVID is a scary thing. Especially with all the new variants coming out and all that... it’s a scary situation.”