The NBA is currently taking steps to investigate allegations of an inappropriate relationship involving Oklahoma City Thunder player Josh Giddey. The league recently confirmed that it is “looking into” the claims made against him.
The NBA is currently investigating allegations of an inappropriate relationship involving Josh Giddey. If the claims are substantiated and the girl involved was under the legal age of consent, Giddey may face legal consequences.
After rumors began circulating on social media, accompanied by photos and videos suggesting Giddey’s involvement with a high school girl, the NBA became aware of the situation. However, both Giddey and Thunder head coach Mark Daigneault have chosen not to comment publicly on the matter.
Since the allegations came to light, Giddey has taken a step back from his social media presence. He removed his profile photo and disabled comments on his Instagram account.
Background on Josh Giddey
Josh Giddey, a 21-year-old Australian athlete, was selected as the No. 6 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. Throughout his career, he has displayed impressive skills, averaging 14.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 6.1 assists. Giddey’s talents were recognized when he received NBA All-Rookie Team honors in 2022.
If the allegations are proven true and the girl involved was under the age of 16 at the time of the purported relationship, Giddey may face potential criminal charges. In Oklahoma, the age of consent is set at 16, making any involvement with a minor below this age illegal.