Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams is in danger of missing some games of the NBA restart after Williams was seen at an Atlanta strip club.
“I can’t tell you about his journey because I wasn’t on that journey with him. He’s back here. I can tell you that much,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said.
Williams, who left the NBA bubble at the Disney complex near Orlando, Florida, with an excused absence to attend a funeral, admitted he stopped briefly at Magic City in Atlanta. Rapper Jack Harlow posted a picture of himself and Williams but later deleted the image.
Williams faces an extended quarantine time up to 14 days. If a player leaves campus for an approved reason, undergoes daily COVID-19 testing and returns negative tests, that quarantine could be just four days. New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson left the Disney campus for an excused reason, had negative tests while he was away and is now in a four-day quarantine after returning.
However, players can also be subject to 10 days of quarantine at a hotel or another campus property, and that can be extended to 14 days “as directed by a consulting infectious disease physician designated by the NBA,” according to the NBA’s health and safety protocols.
There are no specific rules about what a player can do while off campus for an excused absence.
The Clippers are in second place in the Western Conference, and Williams is a Sixth Man of the Year candidate. Williams has won that award three times previously, and is averaging 18.7 points per game in 2019-20.