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Kristaps Porzingis fined for attending club in violation of NBA rules

The Dallas forward was fined $50,000 for going to any bar, club, lounge, or similar establishment regardless of vaccination status.

Official release

NEW YORK, May 25, 2021 –  The National Basketball Association has fined Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis $50,000 for violating the rule prohibiting players from going into any bar, club, lounge, or similar establishment, regardless of the player’s vaccination status, it was announced today by Byron Spruell, President, League Operations.

Porzingis violated the rule when he attended a club on May 23. In consultation with medical experts, and based on all facts and circumstances, it was determined that his attendance did not create risks related to the spread of COVID-19 and therefore no quarantine is necessary.

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