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Rockets: 4 questions regarding Sterling Brown’s horrific assault

Sterling Brown #0 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Sterling Brown #0 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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Sterling Brown #0 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)
Sterling Brown #0 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)

1. Why was Houston Rockets guard Sterling Brown out at 7 AM?

It’s been stated a time or two that nothing good ever happens after…well, you fill in the rest. Each person’s answer will vary depending on one’s life experiences and/or upbringing.

Regardless of what that number is for you, it’s surely well before 7 AM, which is when Brown’s alleged incident took place. To be fair, this report was initially provided by Andy Slater of Fox Sports South Florida, and was also confirmed by Tim Reynolds on Wednesday morning.

Miami-Dade Police say the Rockets' Sterling Brown had "multiple lacerations throughout his body" when they arrived at a strip club in response to a fight at 6:53 a.m. Monday. He was taken to Jackson Memorial, police say.

— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) April 21, 2021

This begs the question of why was Brown out at 7 AM on a road trip?

Sure, he wasn’t playing in the following night’s game, as he was out with an injury, but nothing good can happen at 7 AM, after a night of clubbing.

Doesn’t he know that as an NBA player he has much more to lose than the average Joe? Why would he put his safety at risk by being in an unfamiliar area so late at night?

As stated repeatedly, this doesn’t give anyone a reason to strike the Houston Rockets guard. Having said that, it’s a safe bet that this may have been prevented if Brown was being more cautious.

Granted, this could tie into the earlier question of where were Brown’s teammates, as they possibly could have convinced him to shut it down and head back to the hotel much earlier.

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