Houston Rockets superstar guard James Harden was spotted partying with Lil Baby at a Las Vegas strip club last night.
This comes in the wake of the emergence of the NBA code of conduct regulations. These rules prohibit players from entering public spaces except while engaging in basketball activities. The quarantine protocol even specifically prohibits them from entering pubs, restaurants and gentleman’s clubs.
In addition, training camp for all NBA teams have started on 1st of December. The first preseason games will be played on 11th December.
Looks like James Harden was at the strip club last night
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Is James Harden forcing a trade to the Brooklyn Nets?
The Houston Rockets have done their best to place a competitive roster around their MVP this offseason. Trading for John Wall, signing Christian Wood and DeMarcus Cousins as free agents are moves made to win now. The team sports a pretty new look and definitely needs to get in as much floor time together as it can.
Despite the urgency of the situation, the 2017-18 MVP is out gallivanting with his friends with little regard for these protocols. In all probability, this is a power move made by him in order to force a trade from the Rockets.
It appears James Harden was partying at the Blume Restaurant in Las Vegas last night with rapper Lil Baby and others.
The Rockets reportedly expect Harden to attend Sunday’s group workouts for training camp.
I have added a thread of video evidence below.
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— Alec Sturm (@alec_sturm) December 6, 2020
It is a first for Harden to display this kind of unprofessional behaviour. The only plausible scenario in which this makes sense is that he’s looking to do a Jimmy Butler and force his way out of a situation he doesn’t like.