NBA Star Josh Giddey Investigated for Alleged Inappropriate Relationship with a Minor

NBA Star Josh Giddey Investigated for Alleged Inappropriate Relationship with a Minor

Australian basketball star Josh Giddey is being investigated by the NBA following an allegation that the Boomers star had an inappropriate relationship with an underage girl.

In a since-deleted post, an anonymous social media user said a girl who is seen with Giddey in videos and photos was a senior in high school at the time. The social media account has since been deactivated. Giddey just turned 21 in October.

The Oklahoma City Thunder guard was bombarded Friday with questions about the storm on social media. Giddey has disabled comments on her Instagram account, which has 514,000 followers.

NBA spokesman Mike Bass confirmed that the league is “investigating” the serious allegations that went viral about Giddey on Thursday and continue to trend globally across multiple platforms.

Giddey, 21, led the media at OKC’s practice session but declined to go into detail about the situation. “Yeah, I mean, I understand the question, obviously,” he said. “But there are no further comments at this time.”

Selected by the Thunder with pick six in the 2021 draft, Giddey’s promising career could be seriously affected by the allegations. In January 2022, he became the youngest NBA player to record a triple-double, at 19 years and 84 days, and the first player since Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson in 1961 to record three triple-doubles. back-to-back doubles as a rookie.

Giddey is averaging 12.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.5 assists for a young Oklahoma City team that is off to a strong 11-4 start. The 2021 NBL Rookie of the Year is a key part of the Boomers’ hopes of improving on their historic bronze medal in Tokyo at next year’s Paris Olympics.


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