A recent report suggests that NBA star Josh Giddey’s alleged encounter with an individual, who was later revealed to be underage, occurred approximately two years ago and was limited to a single night. According to sources cited by the Australian site Code Sports, the 21-year-old Thunder guard reportedly believed that the California teenager he was photographed alongside, in images subsequently leaked on social media, was 19 at the time they met at a nightclub in 2021.
The Post has independently identified the Oklahoma City club featured in the leaked material, and it enforces a policy of admitting individuals over the age of 18.
Upon discovering the girl’s actual age the following day, Giddey is said to have terminated the relationship, as reported by sources speaking to Code Sports.
It’s noteworthy that the age of consent in Oklahoma is 16, while in California, it is 18.
Josh Giddey has refrained from addressing the allegations or confirming any relationship with the individual involved. In leaked online videos, Giddey is observed speaking to an unidentified person, stating, “What’s up my man? We’re at the front of the club, me and my girl, about to head back to mine.”
Evidence seen by The Post indicates that the person in the images is a high school student who would have been under 18 years old in 2021. This individual, who remains unidentified, has not made any public statements since the alleged relationship came to light last week.
Representatives for Giddey declined to comment when contacted on Friday. Meanwhile, he remains under investigation by both the Newport Beach Police Department in California and the NBA regarding the allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a minor.
Further adding to the complexity of the situation, Newport Beach police reports obtained by The Post reveal that Giddey was pulled over in the neighborhood on two separate occasions in 2022.
Reports obtained by The Post show Giddey was pulled over on July 17 and July 21 and ticketed for failure to display two license plates on his vehicle and “Failure to posses a transponder on vehicle or pay by plate payment.”
His reps did not respond when asked what he was doing in Newport Beach at the time, but he played in a game against the Golden State Warriors on July 15 in Las Vegas.