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Giddey Gone Wild: Oklahoma City Thunder Star Facing Sexual Misconduct Allegations

In the latest scandal to rock the pro basketball world, young Australian guard Josh Giddey is being accused of inappropriate conduct with a minor. The allegations stem from a video on Twitter.

The Twitter post shows Giddey with his arm around a woman in an embrace, as well as a video of Giddey talking at a man who the video was sent to. Another picture from a woman associated with Giddey features her in the bathroom with the caption “I just f**cked Josh Giddey”.

Allegedly, Giddey and the woman met at an 18-and-up club. A video from the woman shows Giddey talking to the recipient of the video, as he says that they met at a club and are headed back to his place.

The questions stem from the fact that the woman in the photos is believed to be under the age of 18. However, under Oklahoma law, the age of consent is 16. With the allegations, Josh Giddey is potentially facing punishment from the NBA, but not the state of Oklahoma. Had Giddey filmed or recorded their encounter in any way, it would be a different story.

In keeping with journalistic standards, we at Sportsville cannot confirm the identity of the woman.

When asked by the media about the allegations, Giddey said, “I understand the question obviously, but there’s no further comment right now,” he told Ryan Stiles.

The Thunder coach, Mark Daginault, called it a “personal matter,” also declining comment.

Giddey, the third-year guard hailing from Melbourne, Australia, has emerged as one of the better young guards alongside Thunder standout Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Giddey had a very strong sophomore campaign, averaging 16.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 6.2 assists and shooting 48.2% from the field. He also had 28 double-doubles.

Giddey went to the Thunder with the sixth pick in the 2021 draft as a 19-year-old who played for Adeliade. Before the draft, a scouting report was released describing his strengths as “none”, with his weaknesses being “ball handling, shot creation/assertiveness, on-ball defense, and athleticism.”

He looked to be one of the top young players in the league, and continued his good early career with 12.3 points and 4.5 assists per game throughout the opening games of the NBA season.

As always, Giddey is innocent until proven guilty, and the Sportsville team wishes for nothing but the truth to prevail.

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