DANUEL House has been sent packing and will be out for the remainder of the NBA season.
An NBA investigation found the Houston Rockets forward received an unauthorized guest in his room in the league’s Florida campus, breaking coronavirus safety protocols.
"Mr. House is leaving the NBA campus and will not participate with the Rockets team in additional games this season," the league said in a statement on Friday (Saturday, Manila time).
“The NBA has concluded its investigation of a recent violation of campus health and safety protocols. The findings are that: (i) Houston Rockets forward Danuel House had a guest in his hotel room over multiple hours on September 8 who was not authorized to be on campus and (ii) no evidence was found that other players or staff had contact with the guest or were involved in this incident.”
Earlier reports said House sneaked a female COVID-19 testing official into his hotel room.
The Rockets have at least one game to play in the season.
The Los Angeles Lakers lead the Rockets, 3-1, in their Western Conference semifinal series.