Investigation underway for accusation against Thunder’s Josh GiddeyNovember 29, 2023
The allegation of an inappropriate relationship between Oklahoma City Thunder guard Josh Giddey and an underage girl is being investigated by police in California. The accusation is based on a social media post allegedly depicting Giddey with a high school junior. The Newport Beach Police Department is actively seeking information and pursuing leads related to the allegations. The NBA has also opened an investigation into the claim, which surfaced online. Giddey, a sixth overall pick in the 2021 draft, continues to start for Oklahoma City despite the allegation. Both Giddey and Thunder coach Mark Daigneault have declined to comment on the situation. In his third season, Giddey is averaging 12.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game and has started all 147 games in his NBA career. Giddey last played in Minnesota, where he faced repeated boos from fans.