Lou Williams fiasco shows double-standard against Rockets’ James Harden

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James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets drives to the basket while defended by Lou Williams #23 of the LA Clippers (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

Former Houston Rockets guard Lou Williams has been at the center of a strip club fiasco, but he’s been given the benefit of the doubt, unlike James Harden.

Stop the presses. A player with ties to the Houston Rockets was determined to have visited a strip club upon leaving Orlando, the site of the NBA’s bubble.

Now it’s time for the masses to share their opinion of how James Harden isn’t committed to basketball and why the Rockets are doomed as long as he’s on the roster, right? Or time to formulate the argument of how scantily-dressed women in an NBA superstar’s face are reason why said player’s team won’t win a title.

Except this time it wasn’t James Harden, it was instead former Houston Rockets guard and current LA Clippers reserve Lou Williams. But the same narratives should he formed, as they would automatically be concocted if it were Harden.

However, Williams managed to avoid the backlash Harden would’ve faced if it were him. In case you’re wondering, here’s the backstory on Williams. The three-time Sixth Man of the Year was granted permission to leave the bubble for personal reasons, and rightfully so.

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