Strip club video could jeopardize James Harden's availability for opener
Editor's note: James Harden has now clarified that the club he was at was not a strip club.
The Rockets are set to take on the Thunder this Wednesday, but James Harden may not be able to participate due to his appearance in a video at a strip club according to ESPN's Tim MacMahon. The NBA is working to find out when the video was captured and that will determine Harden's availability. This would be a clear violation of the coronavirus protocols if the video is found to be recent.
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