NBA fines Kevin Porter Jr. $50,000 for attending strip club

The NBA fined Houston Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr. $50,000 for violating the league’s health and safety protocols after he was out with teammate Sterling Brown in Miami earlier this month, the NBA announced on Wednesday.

Porter was out with Brown when he was allegedly attacked outside of a Miami strip club. He was reportedly hit in the back of his head with a bottle and attacked by multiple assailants, which left “blood everywhere.”

According to The New York Times’ Marc Stein, the league is not planning to fine Brown and the investigation is now closed.

The attack took place earlier this month after the Rockets took on the Magic in Orlando. The team traveled to South Florida after that game for a matchup with the Miami Heat on April 19, though announced before the game that Brown had been the victim of an assault.

The attack allegedly took place outside of a Miami strip club multiple Rockets players attended. According to The Athletic, Brown tried to board the wrong bus after leaving the club and was then attacked by people on that bus.

Brown was briefly hospitalized and received stitches. He has not played since or addressed the incident publicly. No arrests have been made.

Brown, 26, has averaged a career-high 8.2 points and 4.4 rebounds per game this season for the Rockets, who he signed a 1-year deal with this past offseason. Porter, 20, has averaged 15.2 points and 6.2 assists for Houston this season.

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