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Josh Giddey should never play in the NBA again

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No.3 Josh Giddey of the Oklahoma City Thunder getting ready to lay the ball up in the hoop.

Oklahoma City Thunder player Josh Giddey has been accused of being in an alleged relationship with a minor.

The news broke after numerous videos and photos surfaced on the internet of Giddey and a girl who is a junior in high school.

The NBA has decided to now look into the situation and see if there is indeed enough evidence to take it a step further and punish Giddey.

The next day after the allegations came out, reporters asked Giddey about the incident and he declined to comment on it.

“I understand the question obviously, but there’s no further comment right now,” said Giddey.

Thunders Head coach Mark Daigneault was asked during his press conference and he also declined to comment on the allegations.

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

Giddey is 21-years-old and the girl he was having an alleged relationship with is 16-years-old.

The girl’s social media accounts have all been deactivated since the allegations dropped.

It is now being reported that the New Port Beach Police Department is investigating the allegations against Giddey.

According to reports from CNN, “The Newport Beach Police Department is aware of information being circulated online involving an alleged relationship between professional basketball player Josh Giddey and a female minor,” the statement from NBPD said.

“The Newport Beach Police Department is actively seeking additional information related to these allegations and pursuing all leads and evidence to obtain the facts of the case.”

And now the family of the alleged minor whom Giddey was accused of having a relationship with is refusing to speak to the police who are currently investigating the claims, according to TMZ Sports.

This is a very serious situation that the NBA needs to take action against because it would be a horrible look on the league and Adam Silver if nothing happens to Giddey.

The allegations haven’t been confirmed to be true but there is so much evidence against Giddey that it’s hard to say to prove that he’s innocent.

The only scenario you could think of the prove he is innocent is that there’s a possibility the alleged minor lied about her age to Giddey.

But it’s just mind-boggling that the NBA was so quick to take action against players like Ja Morant and Kyrie Irving.

The media tore both players apart and painted them as anti-semitic and criminals but with Giddey it’s complete silence.

Morant was suspended from any team activity immediately, and as far as I’m concerned Morant didn’t do anything illegal.

Giddey being allowed to practice and do any type of team activity with an allegation against him that is as serious as this makes zero sense whatsoever.

It’s a distraction for the team and overall a bad look on the Thunder as an organization.

Now if these allegations against Giddey are proven to be true then he shouldn’t be allowed to pick up another NBA basketball.

Pedophilia is no joke and any person who commits such a crime should be held accountable for their actions regardless of if he’s an NBA player or not.

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    Terry HallJan 18, 2024 at 4:06 am

    On January 17, 2024, the Newport Beach Police Department stated that it had completed its investigation, and that after reviewing all available information, it had reached the conclusion that Josh Giddey had not engaged in any criminal activity. No charges were tendered to the prosecutor for any additional action against Giddey and the investigation was closed.

    What I want to know from you slanderers, what additional evidence did they possess that the Newport Beach Police Department did not have, to determine that Giddey was criminally guilty and/or to label him a child molester? I hope that you, your brother, your father, your uncle, your cousin, or your child is never falsely accused in the manner that you treat Giddey.

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    Barry JonesDec 4, 2023 at 9:13 am

    You fucking idiot, Giddey was 19 and met the girl at a nightclub, she told him she was 19 and they had a one night stand. He found out the next day her real age and told OKC straight away.

    Give it a rest.

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    CfDec 1, 2023 at 4:17 pm

    Dumbass title and article. Don’t make assumptions when there’s no confirmed facts dbag