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NBA defends Harden punishment: ‘It’s Christmas’ – Sydney Morning Herald

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says a $50,000 fine was sufficient discipline for James Harden after breaking COVID-19 protocols.

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“It’s a highly unusual time and we have to take that into account,” he added later.
Video of the disgruntled star surfaced on social media, where he was shown without a mask at a crowded party in a private event space Monday night. Harden, in a since-deleted Instagram post, explained why he was at the event.
James Harden should be available for the Rockets’ rescheduled match.Credit:Getty Images
He wrote: One thing after another. I went to show love to my homegirl at her event (not a strip club)…

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