The ongoing Josh Giddey scandal continues to unfold, with both sides now expressing their perspectives.
This week, Josh Giddey’s family addressed the allegations involving him and high schooler Liv Cook. The Oklahoma City Thunder player made headlines last week amid photos and videos suggesting his involvement with a minor, and subsequently, a brief link to a second high schooler.
While there has been relative silence from Giddey and his associates in the days following the controversy, a recent report from the Daily Mail indicates that Giddey’s family believes he was deceived by Cook.
“Sources close to the star’s family say they believe he has been ‘stitched up’ after claims the 21-year old had an inappropriate relationship with an underage girl first surfaced on social media,” the report stated.
Despite the scandal, Giddey’s family remains steadfast in their support. While they have refrained from public comments, sources close to them affirm their full backing of Giddey during this challenging time.
“They are the most down-to-earth people you could meet. They’re very humble,” a source mentioned to the Daily Mail regarding the Giddey family. “Josh is a good kid, and knowing the family, I thought there’s something more to this because he’s not like that. The consensus is he’s been royally stitched up.”
As the situation unfolds, ongoing investigations by both the NBA and local Newport Beach police will shed more light. The response from Liv Cook’s parents reportedly adds another layer of complexity to the scenario.
Despite the controversy, the Oklahoma City Thunder maintains a solid standing with an 11-6 record, placing them fourth in the Western Conference. Given Giddey’s integral role in the team, any potential suspension could pose challenges for the Thunder going forward.