NBA Closes Investigation Into Josh Giddey: Report


The NBA’s investigation into OKC guard Josh Giddey over an alleged relationship with a minor has been closed, ESPN‘s Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

“Newport Beach (Calif.) police announced in January that they had been “unable to corroborate any criminal activity” by Giddey and would not pursue charges,” Woj said.

“The NBA came to a similar conclusion and closed its investigation, sources told Wojnarowski.”

In November of last year, photos and videos of Giddey with a girl who was a junior in high school at the time appeared on social media.

At the time, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the league would “take a back seat” due to the criminal investigation and Giddey wouldn’t be suspended on just allegations alone.

After the Thunder were eliminated by the Mavs in the Conference semi-finals, Giddey got emotional when describing his season and admitted that there were “days where you don’t feel like getting out of bed.”

‘This was probably the biggest challenge I’ve ever gone through for a number of reasons obviously,’ Giddey said.

“I think (coping) mentally is the part that gets overlooked the most for any player. It’s so easy for people to see what’s happening on the floor but not see what happens behind the scenes and there’s so much more to a person than basketball.

“That’s for anyone – not just me. You have a couple bad games, you start to get in your own head, maybe you lose confidence – whatever the case may be.

“But for me, I’ve just tried to stay within the team as much as I can this year and that’s been the thing for me that I found that’s worked the best. When you come in every day, you get amongst the team and you stay within the group and that’s what cheers guys up and that’s what gets you back on the right path.

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“I’m really lucky to have good people around me. They really care and really are there for you and there’s definitely been days and stretches this year that have been tough.”