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Rockets: How the NBA botched the Danuel House investigation

Houston Rockets Danuel House (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
Houston Rockets Danuel House (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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Danuel House Jr. #4 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

The fallacy that the NBA knew that House was guilty

Another popular theory has been that the league had sufficient evidence to prove that House was in the wrong, thus sitting him out was simply a formality. But we’ve heard from respected sources that the league didn’t have any direct evidence connecting House to the woman, which is perplexing, considering that the hotel surely had cameras. If the woman visited House, one would think the cameras would have detected it.

It’s instead been reported that the league used “door data” to come to the decision that House broke protocol, as the data indicated that the door to House’s room opened at some point during the time when said visitor was in the hotel.

But why resort to such measures if there was no video evidence of such activity? And is it possible that House could have opened his door for any reason other than letting a visitor in his room?

The Houston Rockets’ brass have also been transparent about how they were left in the dark about what was going on with House,  but if the league had a mountain of evidence to suggest that House was in the wrong, why couldn’t they have provided it to the Rockets? Or even given any sort of update and/or explanation?

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