LeBron James out against Kings due to health and safety protocols

LeBron James out against Kings due to health and safety protocols

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Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Final: Lakers 117, Kings 92
The Lakers improve to 12-11 and 5-7 without LeBron James. LA outscored Sacramento 67-33 in the second half. This is the Lakers’ largest margin of victory this season — and just their third double-digit win.
Up next: vs. the Clippers on Friday. – 12:22 AM
Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
That’s the kind of second half the Lakers are fully capable of even without LeBron. – 12:22 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
The Lakers outscored the Kings 67-33 in that second half.
The 117-92 win is their largest margin of victory this season, and it’s without LeBron. – 12:22 AM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
The Lakers sans LeBron just went on a 40-8 run in Sacramento. pic.twitter.com/eNTrfieeDJ11:58 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Rajon Rondo takes his man off the dribble just to rub that quarter in. What a flip for the Lakers, 37-15 in that third quarter. It’s their highest scoring third quarter of the season, and it’s without LeBron. They’ve now “won” seven of their last 10 third quarters. – 11:53 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
THT has four fouls and subs out. It’s a killer for this team that he’s been struggling lately, especially with LeBron out. – 11:27 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Dwight’s in to start the 2nd half.
Vogel did say that it wouldn’t just be Jordan playing the 5 as they planned to transition to more lineups with LeBron playing backup 5, that some nights either Jordan or Howard would sit. Tonight, Jordan started, but Dwight replaced him early. – 11:25 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Kevin Durant has the most points in his first 20 games in Nets history. Only Kobe has scored more in first 20 in 14th year or later @ESPNStatsInfo
2011-12 Kobe Bryant 30.0
2009-10 Kobe Bryant 28.8
2021-22 Kevin Durant 28.6
2017-18 LeBron James 28.6 – 11:05 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Non-LeBron-and-Rondo players on this team should probably stop attempting lobs until further notice. – 10:37 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
New story: Update from Sacramento on LeBron James entering the health and protocols and the Lakers playing without their star for the 12th time in 23 games this season es.pn/31e4MUh10:27 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
You have to ask the questions because you have to ask the questions, but considering Frank Vogel hates to reveal even the starting lineup before a game, the odds getting any details about LeBron in the health and safety protocols felt… low. AK – 10:02 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Starters for tonight. THT and Ellington replace Bradley and LeBron: pic.twitter.com/O10CVi7Na29:49 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Updated story on LeBron James in the NBA’s COVID-19 protocols: ocregister.com/2021/11/30/lak…9:35 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel says the team “found out this morning” that LeBron would be out due to health & safety protocols. – 8:38 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Lakers coach Frank Vogel says the team found out this morning LeBron James would be entering NBA health and safety protocols. Vogel added the team then arranged for him to get safe transportation back to Los Angeles. – 8:37 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
Frank Vogel said he found out this morning that LeBron would enter the health and safety protocols and that the team arranged for safe transportation back to LA from Sacramento. – 8:37 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Lakers coach Frank Vogel says he found out LeBron James was placed in the health and safety protocols this morning and he got “safe transportation” back to Los Angeles. – 8:37 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Frank Vogel said he found out this morning that LeBron would enter the protocols; the team arranged private transit for him to Los Angeles. – 8:35 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Lakers coach Frank Vogel on LeBron James being in the health and safety protocol: “We arranged for him to get transportation for him to get back to L.A. safely.” – 8:35 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Frank Vogel says the team’s thoughts are with LeBron after he entered COVID protocols: “It’s a huge loss. It’s disappointing.” Adds that he thinks that the Lakers are further along in their cohesion than they were when LeBron missed games earlier in the season. – 8:34 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Lakers coach Frank Vogel on LeBron James entering NBA health and safety protocols: “Obviously, it’s a huge loss. It’s disappointing. We just want the best for him right now. That’s where our thoughts are and we have a next-man-up mindset.” – 8:34 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings coach Alvin Gentry on LeBron James entering health and safety protocols: “He’s been such an ambassador for the game, arguably the second-best player that’s ever played the game. Everybody wants to see him play, so it’s unfortunate that he won’t be able to play tonight.” – 8:30 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
What you think Laker Fans, do you have confidence AD and Russ can lead with Bron out? So far that has not been the case, 4-7 without LBJ – 8:00 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
The Lakers have the NBA’s hardest remaining schedule.
They are just 11-11 against the 2nd-easiest schedule so far.
LeBron James is out at least the next 4 games. – 7:40 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The Lakers’ LeBron James has entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols after increased testing was instituted leaguewide post-Thanksgiving.
Teams were notified Nov. 19 that all players would have to test daily for COVID-19 from Nov. 28-Dec. 1 unless the team had an off day. – 7:36 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
LeBron James enters COVID health, safety protocols, out vs. Kings and at least 10 days nba.nbcsports.com/2021/11/30/leb…7:36 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
LeBron is the only positive on the Lakers this season.
They are +1 with LeBron and -63 without LeBron in point differential. pic.twitter.com/gMuiWWsQrK7:18 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
LeBron James — who the Lakers are listing in health and safety protocols — is expected to miss several games, source tells ESPN. Players with positive Covid cases must be out a minimum of 10 days. – 7:09 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Lakers star LeBron James out vs. Kings after entering NBA health and safety protocols. @sacbee_news story ⬇️
sacbee.com/sports/nba/sac…6:55 PM
Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Story: Lakers star LeBron James to miss time after entering NBA’s covid-19 health & safety protocols @washingtonpost @PostSports https://t.co/xLViU5KiiY pic.twitter.com/ssjUYHULnJ6:54 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
LeBron James is out for tonight due to the league’s health and safety protocols. – 6:45 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
LeBron missed games in career
First 15 seasons: 71
Last 4 seasons: 71 (and counting) pic.twitter.com/YGRv8xtai36:44 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
LeBron James is out tonight against the Kings because of Health and Safety protocols, per the Lakers. – 6:40 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
The Lakers say that LeBron James has entered the health and safety protocols and is out for tonight’s game in Sacramento. – 6:39 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Uh oh…LeBron James out tonight due to being in health and safety protocols. – 6:39 PM
Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Los Angeles Lakers say LeBron James has entered NBA’s health and safety protocol. – 6:39 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
LeBron James is in NBA’s health and safety protocols and is out for Lakers game at Sacramento tonight, the Lakers just announced. – 6:38 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Lakers announce LeBron James is OUT tonight due to health and safety protocols. – 6:37 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LeBron James is out tonight against Sacramento due to the NBA’s health and safety protocols. – 6:36 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
LeBron James has entered the NBA’s Health & Safety protocols, per the Lakers. L.A. plays in Sacramento tonight. – 6:36 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
LeBron James has entered health and safety protocols and is out tonight vs. Sacramento, Lakers say. – 6:35 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
The Lakers say LeBron James will be out tonight in Sacramento due to health and safety protocols. – 6:34 PM
Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
Jalen Rose swiftly crushed LeBron James’ case for GOAT status over Michael Jordan.
#NBA #Lakers #LakeShow
sportscasting.com/jalen-rose-cru…5:06 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
New ESPN story: A day after becoming a U.S. citizen and changing his last name to “Freedom,” Enes Kanter Freedom says he’d like to meet with LeBron James and “educate” him on humans rights issues in China. espn.com/nba/story/_/id…4:27 PM
Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
My bro @Jalen Rose is my guest on the Posted Up w/ C. Haynes Pod. MJ vs Bron, what Rockets’ chips meant without MJ, rap videos he was in, who should go against @BustaRhymes in @verzuzonline & provides secrets to his hair.
🎧: https://t.co/WzOQJhqQTf
🎥: https://t.co/xEAqbJYQ7G pic.twitter.com/FPgc1AvrUm4:04 PM

The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
“LeBron hasn’t been able to three-peat. MJ did it two separate times.”
Jalen Rose joined @Chris Haynes to talk about the legacies of LeBron and KD on the latest episode of Posted Up ⤵️
Apple: https://t.co/it7Ql1guUm
Spotify: https://t.co/o2lAiLx45g pic.twitter.com/XgLYp37trb2:33 PM

Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
LeBron James is moving toward following in Michael Jordan’s footsteps off the court.
#Lakers #LakeShow #NBA
sportscasting.com/lebron-james-f…1:19 PM
Gary Tanguay @Gary_Tanguay
Libsyn Directory Steph, Suns, LBJ and Bob Ryan war stories! directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/…1:13 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
New State of the Lakers for @The Athletic: 10 storylines through the first 22 games
— LeBron at center
— Russ’ improved play
— The defensive experimentation (zone and switching)
— Why it’s time to move on from the Jordan-Bradley pairing
— And more:
theathletic.com/2978218/2021/1…12:58 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
‘Lakers Talk’ starts at 7p…
-The Good & the Bad so far thru 22 games
-Lebron since his return + teams dependency on him
-Latest ESPN Power Ranking and where they have the LakeShow
-Preview of Games this week (Kings & Clippers)
@ESPNLosAngeles pic.twitter.com/st13Z25Rjb9:31 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
LeBron James (abdominal strain) and Avery Bradley (hand) are questionable for Tuesday’s Kings-Lakers game.
Anthony Davis (head contusion) is probable.
Trevor Ariza (ankle), Chaundee Brown Jr. (G League), Jay Huff (G League) and Kendrick Nunn (knee) are out. – 6:58 PM

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