NBA Postpones Rockets-Thunder Game After James Harden Went To Club And Other Rockets Players Gathered Together To Get Haircuts

It’s day two of the NBA season and the league is already being forced to postpone games.

On Wednesday the NBA called of the Rockets-Thunder game after several players reported back inconclusive tests and James Harden was forced to sit out due to the fact that he violated Covid-19 protocols after being spotted at a nightclub yesterday.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, several Rockets players gathered together in an apartment to get haircuts with a player who tested positive for Coronavirus.


Contact tracing protocols caused the Rockets to send home three players Wednesday after rookie teammate Kenyon Martin Jr. returned a positive coronavirus test and needed to be tested again for confirmation, sources said.

The league announced later Wednesday that the Rockets’ game against the Oklahoma City Thunder was postponed.

Wall, Cousins and Martin were among Rockets players gathered on Tuesday evening at a player’s apartment away from the team facility getting haircuts, sources said. The Rockets listed Martin as “not with the team/self isolating” for the opener against Oklahoma City on Wednesday night in Houston, and sources told ESPN that he was awaiting further test results to confirm the original positive.

It’s unclear if the league will discipline Harden for partying but the Rockets superstar is maintaining his innocence while the NBA investigates the matter.