Rockets theory: Did LeBron James snitch on Danuel House?

LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Danuel House Houston Rockets (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images) /

Inside information on Rockets fiasco

On Tuesday, when it was announced that Danuel House was going to miss Game 3 because of personal reasons, “Cuff” fired off several telling tweets, including one of which where he made it known that he had the inside story on House’s absence prior to Wojnarowski and/or Charania.

If there was any doubt that LeBron’s friend knew the details surrounding House’s mysterious absence, he made it known with one of his last tweets about the situation on Tuesday.

The NBA clearly said Wives & Girlfriends only. No random Internet Keister in the bubble ???????????

— 73-9 and they LIED ? (@CuffsTheLegend) September 9, 2020

With the clear connection to James and the apparent foresight into the situation involving the Houston Rockets forward, the question has to be raised regarding how “Cuff” knew about the situation before the most reliable sources in the media.

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This seems like an inside story that would only be known by the Rockets sources and/or by those involved. There is no plausible explanation of how Cuff would know the ins and outs of a very private matter unless he had been in contact with someone who was involved.

But this incident took place within the Rockets camp and the Houston Rockets’ hotel, which the Lakers aren’t sharing with them.

With that being said, it’s difficult to not connect the dots between the LeBron news Cuff has leaked in the past, his lengthy relationship with James, and him providing the specific details about House’s whereabouts before even Wojnarowski discovered it.

LeBron and/or his camp would have inside information into the situation if they were responsible for passing it along at some point, and the fact that the NBA launched an investigation within 24 hours after Cuff’s tweets makes one wonder if LeBron’s camp played a part in the NBA’s investigation and/or House’s absences in Game 3 and Game 4 (at the very least).

LeBron certainly has the power to prompt a suspension and/or an investigation based on his word and stature within the league, and with his camp leaking early details of House’s situation, it’s certainly not far-fetched to think James was responsible.

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For what it’s worth, House has denied any wrongdoing but was still forced to miss at least Games 3 and 4, and his status for the remainder of the series appears in doubt. It’ll be interesting to see how NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s investigation unfolds.