SJ - December 23, 2020
Another day and another professional athlete caught violating COVID-19 protocols at a strip club. A video surfaced on Tuesday that showed Rockets star James Harden at a packed strip club without a mask.
The Rockets are working with NBA office to determine if the video is from a recent trip to a strip club. This posible violation of the league's COVID-19 protocols has left Harden's status for Houston's opener up in the air.
This comes after Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins made a trip to a strip club, without a mask, on Sunday.
From the NBA health and safety protocols: Failure or refusal to comply with the protocols may subject players and team staff to disciplinary action by the NBA or his or her team which may include a warning, fine, and/or suspension.
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) December 23, 2020
According BSO, the video was taken at Monday night's first annual Selective Group Winter Ball.
The first annual Selective Group Winter Ball included a surprise appearance by Harden last night.
He seemed to be having a very good time and was gifted with a Dior suitcase by the hosts, who couldn’t help but put him on their social media pages.
There doesn’t seem to be a mask anywhere in the video and there certainly wasn’t any social distancing, but there were a lot of strippers.
This was bound to happen at some point during the season. There aren't a set of rules on this planet that can keep Harden out of an open strip club.
It is a little surprising that he couldn't wait for the Rockets opener to take place first, but not really. He's going to do what he wants, when he wants, until Houston sends him packing.