However, Harden opted to work out on his own at the University of Houston, and he attended rapper Lil Baby's birthday party in Atlanta over the weekend and then spent a few nights in Las Vegas. Harden did not wear a face mask at the birthday party or in Las Vegas nightclubs, social events that violated the league's COVID-19 protocols.
"Anytime the media would ask questions about Kyrie -- and we had multiple times when the media wanted to s--- on Kyrie -- I was the buffer," James said. "I was like, 'No, listen, you guys are tripping. This kid is young, he's great, he's going to learn, I'm here to help him learn, and I know what he's going to become.'New Orleans Pelicans Face Masks
“It gave me the push, the motivation to go. I found strength in myself to do something for others even when,” said Towns, 25. “I told D’Lo [Russell] when he asked me, ‘It’s always easy to do the right thing when it’s easy for you. But it’s very hard to do the right thing when it’s very inconvenient for you.’ And that is why I went. I knew it was the right thing to stand up for racial injustice and to find ways to help the youth and spread the message that this police brutality and racial injustice has to stop. Especially in a community that has given me the opportunity to live the life I live. …Charlotte Hornets Face Masks
Blazers president Neil Olshey, in a statement distributed by the team, said the decision to close the facility was made "out of an abundance of caution.'' The team has also completed contact tracing, Olshey said.NBA Face Masks & NBA Face Covers
"You can't get mad at your kid if you let him eat candy every night and then suddenly one night you don't and they throw a tantrum," an ex-Houston assistant coach said. "You're the one who let them eat candy every night.
"I've been in situations before where it was a holdout, and we just kind of handled each individual situation on its own merit and individually," Silas said. "As far as any sort of punishment, we haven't even crossed that bridge yet. We're just trying to work piece by piece."