Report: Harden's opening-night status in jeopardy as NBA investigates club video

By SportsRadio 610

HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610) - Not a day goes by where there's not at least one new development in the James Harden saga.

Today is no different as ESPN's Tim MacMahon reports that the Rockets are working with the NBA on an investigation centered around the Houston guard's reported appearance at a local club.

ESPN and Black Sports Online had previously reported that the video of Harden took place at a strip club.

In a video circulating on social media, Harden is seen at a club without wearing a mask, which is a direct violation of the league's COVID-19 protocols.

Robert Littal of Black Sports Online was the first to report on the viral video.

Harden issued an adamant denial that the video was of him at a strip club in an Instagram post later in the day on Wednesday.

The Rockets star said it was a video at an event for his girlfriend celebrating her becoming a boss, and also expressed his displeasure about people "trying to drag" his name.

If the video is verified to be recent, his availability for tonight's season-opener vs the Thunder would be in jeopardy, MacMahon reports.

Regardless if he was at a strip club or not, as MacMahon later pointed out on Twitter, Harden admitted to violating the league's COVID-19 protocols, which forbids players from going to bars, lounges, clubs or social events with more than 15 people.

This is a developing news story.

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