By Sandra Rose  | 

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LeBron James tested negative for Covid-19 and is cleared to play, the NBA said in a statement on Thursday.

The league said James entered the NBA's coronavirus health-and-safety protocol after testing positive for the Coof. But his subsequent tests were all negative, clearing him to play in Friday's game against the Clippers.

The news comes a day after the Lakers star tweeted a cryptic message to his 50 million followers.

"Something is REAL [fishy] going on," he tweeted on Dec. 1.

James was among the last NBA stars to get vaccinated because he was "skeptical" about the mRNA technology.

"I know that I was very skeptical about it all," he said in September. "But after doing my research and things of that nature, I felt like it was best suited, not only for me but for my family and my friends. And that's why I decided to do it."