NBA: Houston Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr. was fined $50,000 for violating the league’s health and safety protocols when he entered a club in Miami on April 19.
The NBA declared he was fined for violating the rules, “which among other things prohibit attending indoor social gatherings of 15 or more people or entering bars, lounges, clubs or similar establishments.“
Houston Rockets lost on the road to the Miami Heat that night.
Tim MacMahon of ESPN reported last Wednesday that Kevin Porter Jr. went to a strip club with his teammate Sterling Brown.
The latter was hospitalized following an attack during that visit, with the Rockets announcing he suffered facial lacerations from assailants whom he “had no prior knowledge of or interaction with.”
Houston Rockets’ Sterling Brown is expected to recover fully soon.
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Houston Rockets acquired the USC grad in a January trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Porter is averaging 15.2 points, 6.2 assists, and 3.8 rebounds a night this season. The 2019 first-round pick has shown glimmers of his potential at times even on a Rockets squad that has the worst record in the NBA at 15-47.
Porter missed three games after the violation and came back for Tuesday’s loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. He scored 10 points, had five assists, and four rebounds.
The Houston Rockets come back to the court Thursday when they host the Milwaukee Bucks.