Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James cleared to return after two negative tests

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has cleared the NBA's health and safety protocols after he returned two negative PCR tests within a 24-hour period, the league announced Thursday.

James is eligible to play Friday night against the LA Clippers.

James entered protocol Tuesday and did not play in the Lakers' 117-92 win over the Kings that night.

The NBA said James' tests "delivered conflicting results," including a positive test that was collected Monday. Additional testing confirmed that James "is not a positive test," the league said.