Rockets’ House leaving bubble after having unauthorized guest in hotel room

Ross Houston
September 15, 2020

According to information provided by the National Basketball Association, an investigation found that House Jr. had a unauthorized guest in his hotel room for several hours last Tuesday. According to reports, House invited a COVID tester to his room despite her position prohibiting her from interacting with players when she's off the clock.

The NBA said in a statement, "The NBA has concluded its investigation of a recent violation of campus health and safety protocols".

Danuel House letting down his Houston Rockets teammates in the second round of the playoffs is the least of his worries going forward.

No other players or staff had contact with the guest or were found to be involved in the incident, the league said.

It's a big blow to the Rockets - the team is down 3-1 in their playoff series with the Lakers and House has been a significant contributor on the court. averaging 11 points and 6 rebounds per game in the playoffs. The 27-year-old swingman became the first player banished from the bubble after violating the league's strict COVID-19 health protocols.

The Rockets now trail the Los Angeles Lakers 3-1 in their conference semi-finals, after losing 100-110 on Thursday. Sacramento Kings center Richaun Holmes faced the 10-day quarantine earlier in the season after crossing the Disney campus line to pick up delivery food.

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