NBA Investigating Possible Bubble Violation By Danuel House

SEPTEMBER 10, 8:39am: House is under investigation for allegedly allowing a female COVID-19 testing official into his hotel room, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, who reiterates that the forward “maintains his innocence.”

SEPTEMBER 9, 10:45pm: Danuel House missed Game 3 of the Rockets‘ second-round series against the Lakers on Tuesday for “personal reasons” and is listed as out for Game 4 as well.

Adrian Wojnarowski and Tim MacMahon of ESPN provide some clarity on House’s situation, reporting that the NBA is looking into a potential violation of bubble protocol by the Rockets’ forward.

While specific details on House’s violation aren’t known, Wojnarowski and MacMahon report that the 27-year-old didn’t leave the perimeter of the NBA’s campus and has denied any wrongdoing. House hasn’t been cleared to play in Game 4 and his status for the rest of the series is up in the air, but the NBA and NBPA continue to discuss the issue, per ESPN’s duo.

Sources tell Wojnarowski and MacMahon that the league is believed to be considering the possibility of a 10-day quarantine for House — teammate Bruno Caboclo and Kings center Richaun Holmes faced similar penalties in July for campus protocol violations.

House is a key rotation player for Houston, having averaged 11.4 PPG and 5.8 RPG on .435/.358/.769 shooting in the Rockets’ first nine playoff games (31.0 MPG). When he sat on Tuesday, it resulted in a heavier workload for players like Jeff Green and Ben McLemore.

Although House’s status going forward remains unclear, the Rockets got some good news on Wednesday, as Robert Covington didn’t suffer a concussion or a broken nose as a result of his Game 3 collision with Anthony Davis. Covington is expected to be good to go on Thursday.

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30 thoughts on “NBA Investigating Possible Bubble Violation By Danuel House

  1. Sillivan

    Did Danuel House leave the bubble?
    If yes 10 days quarantine period
    How about Tyson Chandler ?

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      Obviously someone didn’t even bother reading the article, did they?

      It says Woj and McMahon both reported he didn’t leave the campus.

  2. natsfan3437

    YOU ARE NOW BANISHED FROM THE BUBBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. El Don

    This RoCo dude, I like him… but he almost injured AD with his elbow not cool!!!

      • Chief Two Hands

        Keep whining, kid. This time over inadvertent contact. It was obviously unintentional, but you can’t see reality through your biased eyes.

  4. Reflect

    Free my bro House man everyone needs to get a little action. And she was already inside the bubble so this seems like a violation by technicality only. No harm done.

    • hiflew

      I agree. I am all for safety, but these are young men in their 20s. To expect to go for months without female companionship is a little ridiculous. They are not soldiers, and even soldiers got some on the side.

      • jjd002

        These are young men making hundreds of thousands to millions to play a game. No different than the idiots that would rather smoke weed than collect their millions (Josh Gordon and I’m a fan of legalizing it completely). I don’t understand why these guys just can’t have a little self control for a few months.

        • hiflew

          There is a big difference between having sexual companionship and smoking weed. People do not NEED drugs, but human companionship is vital for emotional, mental and even physical health. Money can’t replace that. No matter how much money. People need other people even for just an hour or two.

          • jjd002

            I agree with companionship being necessary, but getting your pecker wet can wait for a few months (if that’s what happened). Seems like the other players haven’t had any issues.

            • hiflew

              That is easy to say when you are not the type of man that has probably consistently gotten his “pecker wet” virtually daily since he was 14 or 15. I will be the first to admit that as an overweight introverted man, I could easily go a few months without it because I have done so a few times in my life. But these are wealthy, tall, good-looking, pro athletes that have had women throwing themselves at them for their entire lives. They aren’t going to be satisfied with Pornhub and a box of tissues.

        • Reflect

          Smoking weed shouldn’t be a violation either. Just because someone makes a lot of money doesn’t mean you’re entitled to control their life unnecessarily. Weed poses no risk to anyone, nor does having relations with someone who is already in the hotel regardless.

      • What is wrong with these people? They have no willpower. I once went 28 years without having sex. And then again for seven years.

        • hiflew

          That probably wasn’t your choice though. There is a big difference in doing without sex because no one is a willing participant and doing without while having options thrust upon you.

  5. ThePeople'sElbow

    So the covid tester probably gets fired? I mean isn’t her integrity questionable now.

  6. rxbrgr

    The COVID test swab has become to the bubble what the cigar became to the White House.

  7. Sillivan

    Men have 3 basic needs – eat sleep lady
    Step back travel isn’t one of them

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