The NBA is investigating Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams’ activities while on excused absence to assess the length of his re-quarantining process.
Williams left the “bubble” on July 24 for an “excused absence”.
Head coach Doc Rivers said Williams is back in the “bubble,” but the recent photos of Williams on social media were something the Clippers “didn’t enjoy seeing or like”, according to Jovan Buha of The Athletic.
Williams was reportedly photographed at an Atlanta gentleman’s club by rapper Jack Harlow, who quickly deleted the post from his Instagram story.
“That was an old pic of me and Lou. I was just reminiscing cuz I miss him,” Harlow later tweeted.
“Ask any of my teammates what’s my favorite restaurant in Atlanta is. Ain’t nobody partying. Chill out lol,” Williams tweeted on July 24.
It will be interesting to see what comes of Williams’ situation.
He has been interviewed by NBA security about his whereabouts while he was away from campus and told them he did go to the Magic City gentleman’s club, according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne.
A 10-day quarantine means that Williams would miss the first two “seeding games” and forfeit up to $150,000 in salary, while a four-game quarantine would have Williams back on the court by the first game on July 30, ESPN’s Bobby Marks notes.