REPORT: James Harden Fined $50,000 For Violating The NBA’s Coronavirus Rules

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Houston Rockets star James Harden has reportedly been hit with a hefty fine for violating the league’s coronavirus rules.

According to Shams Charania, Harden has been slapped with a $50,000 fine for violating NBA’s health and safety protocols. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

Harden has been accused of being at a strip club maskless prior to the opener, which ended up being postponed because of multiple players potentially being out.

The NBA superstar did post and later delete a message on social media claiming he wasn’t at a strip club, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Getting hit with a $50,000 fine is no joke. That’s more money than a lot of people make in a year, but it’s also just a drop in the bucket for Harden.

While I’m sure he’s not happy about it, I’m not sure it’ll have much impact on a guy making more than $40 million this season.


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We’ll see if Harden can keep himself out of trouble, but somebody needs to tell athletes to chill out with the alleged club visits during the pandemic. Believe it or not, it’s not that hard to just chill out and relax!