New chapter of the novel. Guard James Harden again gave negative news with the Houston Rockets after the NBA fined him $ 50,000 for not following Covid-19 security protocols.
The opening game of the new season that the Rockets were supposed to play on their Toyota Center field against the Oklahoma City Thunder was suspended because the Texan team could not count on the eight mandatory players, including Harden, required by the regulations as the majority are in preventive quarantine while the positive tests for the coronavirus that have been given within the staff are tracked.
The league’s decision to fine Harden came after he reviewed a video that was uploaded to social media showing the Rockets star socializing without a mask at a nightclub. earlier this week.
Harden tested negative for COVID-19 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, but in any case it had to be set aside as established by the new protocols. The NBA’s Covid-19 protocols prohibit players from going to bars, lounges or clubs and participating in social gatherings of more than 15 people.
The league said Harden violated those rules when he attended a “private indoor party” on Monday this week. Harden told NBA investigators that he believed he was complying with health and safety protocols set out by the league..