In his ongoing attempt to get traded, James Harden was fined $50,000 by the NBA for violating COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
A video surfaced of a maskless Harden at a venue.
Initially, the video was said to be taken at a strip club, but Harden denied those reports.
Harden did previously test positive for COVID-19 and recover from the virus, but by going out maskless he was in violation of league policy and was thus fined.
James Harden 'under investigation for maskless strip club appearance in violation of NBA protocol' https://t.co/5zSqWg1A8S
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To add to the Harden fiasco, the Rockets-Thunder game had to be canceled due to the number of players who had tested positive or in close contact to COVID-19.
The video of Harden was posted on Black Sports Online, but the All-Star responded via Instagram, saying he was not at a strip club and was supporting a friend’s business.
Regardless of whether he was at a strip club or not, Harden violated NBA policy.
The Rocket’s next game is scheduled for Saturday in Portland against the Trail Blazers.