LeBron James has crossed over on his previous coronavirus take.

The Lakers star had dismissed the possibility last week of playing games in empty arenas, but James has changed his stance as professional leagues and college teams have begun to take significant steps to protect against the spread of COVID-19.

“It’s funny because when I was asked the question of ‘Would you play with no fans,’ I had no idea that it was actually a conversation going on behind closed doors about the particular virus,” James told reporters after Lakers practice Tuesday. “Obviously, I would be very disappointed not having the fans, because that’s what I play for, my family and my fans.

“But you gotta listen to the people that’s keeping track of what’s going on, and if they feel like it’s best for the safety of the players, safety of the franchise, safety of the league to mandate that, then we all listen to it.”

The four-time NBA MVP had scoffed when asked Friday whether he would play if fans were excluded from attending games.

“We play games without the fans? Nah, that’s impossible,” James said. “I ain’t playing if I ain’t got the fans in the crowd. That’s who I play for. I play for my teammates, and I play for the fans. That’s what it’s all about.

“So if I show up to an arena and there ain’t no fans in there, I ain’t playing. They can do what they want to do.”

James addressed reporters from behind a podium on the day after the NBA, the NHL, MLB and MLS had jointly announced they would be suspending locker room access for the media due to coronavirus concerns.