Official release

James Harden fined for violating Healthy and Safety Protocols

Harden's fine comes on the same night Houston's season opener against Oklahoma City was postponed.

Official release

Houston Rockets guard James Harden has been fined $50,000 for violating the league’s Health and Safety Protocols, which among other things prohibit attending indoor social gatherings of 15 or more people or entering bars, lounges, clubs or similar establishments, it was announced today by Byron Spruell, President, League Operations.

Harden violated these rules when he attended a private indoor party on Monday, Dec. 21.

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