Investigating Josh Giddey …
Over Claims Of Relationship W/ Minor
11/24/2023 1:49 PM PT
The NBA is doing its due diligence amid disturbing allegations surrounding Oklahoma City Thunder player Josh Giddey — the league just announced it is “looking into” claims he had an inappropriate relationship with a minor.
this publication Sports has confirmed the Association is aware of the rumors that have spread on social media this week … with photos and videos alluding to Giddey being intimate with a high school girl.
Giddey was asked about the speculation at Thunder practice on Friday … and he remained tight-lipped.
Josh Giddey was asked about the allegations that went viral on social media the past few days. pic.twitter.com/yVr5gOku0x
— Rylan Stiles (@Rylan_Stiles) November 24, 2023
“I understand the question, obviously, but no further comment right now,” Giddey said.
Thunder head coach Mark Daigneault was also asked about Giddey’s status after practice … and he declined to comment.
Giddey has seemingly taken himself out of the spotlight on social media following the allegations — he removed his profile photo and disabled comments on Instagram.
The 21-year-old Australian athlete was the No. 6 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft … averaging 14.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 6.1 assists on his career. He received NBA All-Rookie Team honors in 2022.
While the league is looking into the rumors, Giddey could also find himself the subject of a criminal investigation, too … if the girl was under 16 at the time of the alleged relationship, which is the age of consent in Oklahoma.