The NBA is looking into allegations that Josh Giddey, a rookie for the Thunder, dated a kid.
Oklahoma City Thunder player Josh Giddey is charged with having a connection with a minor. Josh Giddey, 21, a basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder, is allegedly accused of having a relationship with a minor, according to a number of media outlets.
After the claims—which concerned a high school junior—came to light on social media, the NBA said it was investigating. The discovery was first made public by The Athletic, which cited a statement from NBA spokesperson Mike Bass indicating that Giddey's claims are being looked into by the league.
NBC News covered the investigation as well, despite the fact that Bass "offered no further information" when contacted. Until this article was written, neither the NBA nor the Oklahoma City Thunder said anything. The Associated Press claims that
The claims that Giddey was a junior in high school were made by an unidentified social media user who posted images and videos of herself with a small child. Since then, the person has removed their account.
Reporters questioned Giddey and his coach Mark Daigneault about the matter during a Friday practice, but both men chose not to comment. Giddey replied, "I understand the question, obviously, but there's no further comment right now."
He said, "I get the question guys, I completely understand you guys want to know about it but just for right now, I don't have anything to say," when the topic was pressed again.
Regarding the claims, Daigneault called it a "personal matter" and refused to answer any questions. "And I have nothing to say about it," he exclaimed. And I'll answer anything related to that.
Giddey, an Australian native who was drafted sixth overall by the Thunder in the 2021 NBA Draft, joins the NBA this year.
He has been a major part of his team's 11-4 record, averaging 12.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game. This Saturday at 5 p.m., the Thunder will host the Philadelphia 76ers in their next home game.
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