House apologizes to Rockets for bringing guest into bubble hotel room
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Houston Rockets forward Danuel House Jr. began his media availability Wednesday by issuing an apology to the organization and its fan base for his actions in the bubble.

House was suspended during the second round of the NBA playoffs after the league found he violated the league's health and safety protocol by having an unauthorized guest in his hotel room.

"First of all, I'd like to start off by apologizing to my team and the organization and owner for the mishap that happened in the bubble," House told reporters, including Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle. "I'm focused, it's behind me, it's in the past. New year, new season, and looking forward to growing and expanding.

"I'd like to deeply apologize to the fans, also. If you felt I let you down, sincere apologies from me, Danuel House Jr., to everyone."

The NBA ruled House out for the remainder of the postseason. The league's investigation and imposed suspension kept him sidelined for Game 3-5 of the Rockets' matchup vs. the Los Angeles Lakers.

House was one of Houston's top playoff performers, averaging 11.4 points while shooting 35.8% from deep across nine appearances.

House apologizes to Rockets for bringing guest into bubble hotel room
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