The controversial allegations against NBA star Josh Giddey continue to swirl, with accusations that he engaged in a sexual encounter with an underage girl. Evidence from screenshots and videos extracted from the purported girl’s Snapchat account has emerged, including a video where Giddey can be heard stating that he was taking the girl back to his residence. In addition, another video captures Giddey interacting with the girl’s brother, verifying the authenticity of the content. The most incriminating piece of evidence is a leaked selfie from the girl’s Snapchat account, where she asserts that a hookup took place between them.
As the NBA investigates the matter to determine whether Giddey was aware of the girl’s age, comparisons to Karl Malone, a Hall of Fame player facing similar allegations, have been drawn by fans. Meanwhile, veteran NBA player Andrew Bogut expressed his opinion on The Basketball Podcast, speculating that Giddey may have been deceived by the girl, who allegedly lied about her age.
New developments appear to bolster Bogut’s claims, with footage surfacing of Giddey and the girl at a nightclub on the night in question. This led social media users to suggest that the girl may have used a fake ID to gain entry to the club, implying that Giddey might have been misled about her age. Although the OKC Thunder has shown awareness of the situation, the NBA’s ongoing investigation will be critical in determining Giddey’s culpability. Should it be established that Giddey was unaware of the girl’s age, the consequences may be less severe. However, if he is found to have known her true age, the league is likely to take a firm stance.
In light of Bogut’s indication that the events transpired over a year ago, the complexities of the situation are becoming more apparent. Thus, the full scope of the details has yet to be revealed as the investigation proceeds.