NBA looking into viral post alleging relationship between Josh Giddey and a minor

NBA looking into viral post alleging relationship between Josh Giddey and a minor

Giddey and Thunder coach Mark Daigneault declined to comment on Friday.

Brett Dawson

By Brett Dawson

| Nov 24, 2023, 3:41pm CST

Brett Dawson

By Brett Dawson

Nov 24, 2023, 3:41pm CST

OKLAHOMA CITY — The NBA is looking into an alleged inappropriate relationship between Thunder guard Josh Giddey and a minor, a league spokesman confirmed Friday. 

The allegation stems from a post on X, the website formerly known as Twitter, that went viral on Thanksgiving. 

The NBA is looking into the allegation, spokesman Tim Frank confirmed to Sellout Crowd. The league’s exploration is not expected to impact Giddey’s on-court availability at this point. 

Giddey met with reporters after Friday’s Thunder practice and declined to answer questions about the viral tweet, which was posted in the early hours of Thursday morning and spread wide on X and Instagram. 

“I get the question, guys, and I completely understand you guys want to know about it,” he said. “But just right now I don’t have anything to say.” 

Thunder coach Mark Daigneault also declined comment.

“Personal matter, and I have no comment on it,” Daigneault said. “And that’ll be my answer on anything related.” 

Giddey, a 21-year-old Australian, is in his third NBA season. He’s started all 15 games for the Thunder (11-4), averaging 12.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.5 assists. He’s shooting 43.5% from the floor and 31% from 3-point range.

 

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Brett Dawson, the Thunder beat writer at Sellout Crowd, has covered basketball for more than 20 seasons at the pro and college levels. He previously worked the Thunder beat at The Oklahoman and The Athletic and also has covered the New Orleans Pelicans, Los Angeles Lakers and L.A. Clippers. He’s covered college programs at Louisville, Illinois and Kentucky, his alma mater. He taught sports journalism for a year at the prestigious Missouri School of Journalism. You can reach him at [email protected] or find him sipping a stout or an IPA at one of Oklahoma City’s better breweries.

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