Rockets’ James Harden strip club video subject of NBA investigation
A video of Houston Rockets superstar James Harden having a bit of a good time inside a strip club is currently making its rounds on social media. According to reports, the league has decided to launch an investigation on Harden, and how this video could serve as proof of how the eight-time All-Star may have violated the NBA’s COVID-19 protocols.
This reports comes via Tim MacMahon of ESPN:
Source: Rockets are working with NBA office to review video of James Harden at a strip club. If the video circulating on social media is verified to be recent, it is a violation of league's COVID protocols, which would put Harden's availability for tonight's opener in jeopardy.
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) December 23, 2020
This does not bode well for Harden, who currently appears to be running into all sorts of issues right now. The 31-year-old is a grown man, and what he does in his free time is something that we should respect. However, if his actions put himself — and in turn, anyone and everyone he comes in contact with — at risk of contracting the dreaded coronavirus, then it is only right that the NBA step in and punish him for violating the rules.
It is also worth noting that a separate report also revealed how Harden allegedly got into a heated spat with a Rockets teammate during practice. The former league MVP reportedly threw a ball at rookie teammate Jae’Sean Tate, which for most, is a clear manifestation of how Harden’s frustrations have boiled over.
It’s no secret that Harden isn’t happy with his current situation with the Rockets, and this recent development involving a trip to the strip club serves as yet another problematic issue for the embattled superstar.
The Rockets kick off their season on Wednesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder, and it remains to be seen what type of performance Harden will be able to bring to the table as he faces off against his former team.