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LeBron James enters health and safety protocols, out Tuesday

Lakers forward LeBron James will miss Tuesday's game against the Kings after entering the NBA's health and safety protocols.Andy Lyons/Getty

Lakers forward LeBron James has entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols and will miss Tuesday’s game against the Kings, the team said Tuesday.

The team did not announce whether James was a close contact or had tested positive for COVID-19. James said publicly in September that he had been fully vaccinated ahead of the season.

James, 36, has already missed 11 games - half of the Lakers’ 22 - so far this season.