NBA fans have made a lot of noise over Josh Giddey, a 21-year-old with the Oklahoma City Thunder. This time, it’s something bad that one might not want to get engaged in. On November 22, after a leaked video of Josh Giddey with a supposedly young girl named “Liv Cook” (TikTok name) went viral, the player faced criticism on X, the platform that was formerly known as Twitter.
Josh Giddey’s NBA career will definitely suffer if these accusations prove to be accurate. Both the NBA and the government would likely pursue legal action against him. Along with Chet Holmgren, Josh is one of the OKC Thunder’s standout players.
Josh Giddey introduced to a loud ovation in OKC
— Guru (@DrGuru_) November 25, 2023
However, despite all the noise, the OKC Thunder selected Josh Giddey for their game against the Sixers in the NBA. Not only that, the OKC home crowd was seen cheering and roaring loudly when Josh Giddey was announced for the Thunder.
Josh did not perform well against the Sixers and one could argue over the reason that is going on off the court with him. He was not himself against the Sixers and the OKC fans understood that. He received a warm welcome from the OKC fans.
The NBA has launched an inquiry into the Josh Giddey situation
The Thunder are among the most exciting young teams to watch this season. The Western Conference is full of talent, and Giddey is leading Oklahoma City’s charge. Fans are really optimistic about them because they have players like Josh, Chet, and Shai on their side.
But when it comes to Josh’s OKC Thunder career, the negative attention that has been surrounding him lately does not seem positive, and it seems to be getting worse every day. Given the accusations leveled against him by multiple X users, his situation does not appear favorable.
— archiveandmusic (@archiveandmusic) November 23, 2023
Following the release of pictures of Oklahoma City’s emerging star with a girl, including one in which she bragged about having s*x with him, on social media, the NBA has opened an investigation into allegations that he had inappropriate contact with a minor.
Giddey was allowed to play for the Thunder against the Sixers in Oklahoma despite the accusations made against him, making it his first time back on the court since the photographs were public. This raised more doubts and questions in the NBA community as to what is actually happening with this matter.
BREAKING: The NBA has launched an investigation into Josh Giddey for allegedly having a relationship with an underage girl. pic.twitter.com/HcYzmdhS8U
— NBA Buzz (@OfficialNBABuzz) November 24, 2023
The NBA will first investigate the matter thoroughly before making any announcements regarding Josh’s career. OKC fans will be hoping for the outcome to be positive, for that to happen Josh will have to be proven not guilty in this sensitive situation which looks very unlikely. It remains to be seen what happens next with him now.