The NBA is reportedly investigating what Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams did while on an excused absence from the bubble in Orlando so they can determine the length of his quarantine period, per ESPN. On Thursday night, three-time NBA Sixth Man of the Year Williams was photographed by rapper Jack Harlow at an Atlanta gentleman's nightclub as the rapper posted a photograph of the Clippers guard on his Instagram story.
After realizing what he had done, Harlow deleted the photograph and said "That was an old pic of me and Lou. I was just reminiscing cuz I miss him." But in the photograph, Williams could be seen holding a drink and wearing an NBA mask that players were given in the Orlando bubble.
Sources told ESPN that Williams was interviewed by NBA security about his whereabouts while away from campus and the guard admitted he went to the Magic City gentleman's nightclub but he claimed there weren't entertainers present.
Per ESPN sources, Williams that he attended a viewing for Paul G. Williams, before he reportedly went to the Magic City for a dinner. On Friday, the Clippers guard tweeted: "Ask any of my teammates what's my favorite restaurant in Atlanta is.
Ain't nobody partying. Chill out lol. #Maskon #inandout." Williams was tested each day while away from the campus and players are subject to a 4-10 day quarantine after leaving the bubble.
Coach Doc Rivers not happy with the photo that surfaced
Clippers coach Doc Rivers didn't want to go into exact details what happened but he admitted that team officials weren't particularly happy about the photo that surfaced.
"I can't share much with his journey. I wasn't on that journey with him," Rivers said. "But he's back here, I can tell you that much. You know, obviously those [pictures] got out, and that's something that we obviously didn't enjoy seeing or like."
The Clippers are already short-handed as they are without several players in Orlando ahead of the NBA season restart. Montrezl Harrell and Patrick Beverley were excused to leave the bubble for family matters, while Landry Shamet and Ivica Zubac didn't travel with the team to Orlando.
But Shamet and Zubac are expected to soon join the team. "I don't know that, honestly," Rivers said, when asked if he will have a full roster available. "My guess is I would doubt it, but I have no idea."