/ 27 November 2023

A notable Aussie athlete under fire


If you don’t know Australian basketballer Josh Giddey’s name, you’re hearing it now for all the wrong reasons… He’s a 21yo player from Melbourne who stars for the Oklahoma City Thunder in the US National Basketball Association (NBA). And he’s also generated a lot of excitement as the future of the Aussie Boomers ahead of their 2024 Paris Olympics campaign. But over the weekend, the NBA confirmed it’s investigating claims that Giddey had an inappropriate relationship with a high school-aged girl shown with him in videos and photos via an anonymous account on social media. The account has been deleted, and Giddey was tight-lipped when asked by reporters about the allegations before his team’s 127-123 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers yesterday. For its part, the NBA hasn’t given any details or timelines about its investigation, but reports indicate the police haven’t been involved…

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