r/nba Sep 30 '22

[Wojnarowski] ESPN Sources: The law firm probe into Celtics coach Ime Udoka found crude language in his dialogue w/ a female subordinate prior to start of an improper workplace relationship, an element that significantly factored into severity of a one-year suspension: News

https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1575958463238533120?s=20&t=gkDGYrv2TxoAPGSC4ydN2Q
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u/diamondisunbreakable Lakers Sep 30 '22 Gold Wholesome Bravo! I'll Drink to That

"Holy fuck. Holy fucking fuck. That body of yours is absurd."

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u/Ronnie2kDropCode Knicks Sep 30 '22

“I may need to see the booty😵‍💫”

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u/SardonicSeraphim Supersonics Sep 30 '22

“I’m gonna eat that ass like it’s a buffet.”

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u/CIark Sep 30 '22

And then im gonna knock up my wife and name it after your ass. DEAD serious baby 😤😤

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u/wavetoyou Warriors Sep 30 '22

DEAD serious

Adam Levine the type of man in his 40s to use “deadass”

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u/ZeroMomentum Raptors Sep 30 '22

Thicker than a bowl of oatmeal

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u/peanutdakidnappa Suns Oct 01 '22

Thicker than a bowl of Oatmeal is timeless, that one will never be old.

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u/Luca_Morgano Pistons Oct 01 '22

Truly timeless

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u/peanutdakidnappa Suns Oct 01 '22

So good, the part where he does the little finger point has been one of my most used gifs for many years now. That dude is a legend

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u/jbg89 Knicks Sep 30 '22

I’ll be using “deadass” in my 40s

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u/[deleted] Oct 01 '22

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u/mankls3 Sep 30 '22

Fuckkkkkkkkkk -Adam Levine

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u/probation_420 Oct 01 '22

By far my favorite one

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u/EuroStep0 [PHI] Allen Iverson Sep 30 '22

Ime Udoka begged his subordinate for nude pictures. When asked what intrigued him about her, Udoka replied: “Your past. Your present. Your posts with your tits out.”

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u/ThisFckinGuy Sep 30 '22

Idk this one lol someone give me the scoop

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u/EuroStep0 [PHI] Allen Iverson Sep 30 '22

Michael Owen's (former football player) messages to some woman

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u/SenorButtmunch Heat Sep 30 '22

tremendous, by the way

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u/Son-Of-Cthulu Oct 01 '22

ryan giggs "well, i love fuckin my sister in law"

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u/Vordeo Jazz Oct 01 '22

Neymar: "Yes.... In law."

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u/The-Barter-VI Sep 30 '22

Might have to use that one, lmao

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u/BrndyAlxndr [CLE] LeBron James Sep 30 '22

This fuckin sub lmao

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u/airwalker12 Lakers Sep 30 '22

You act like you didn't come here for exactly this.

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u/Idreallyrathernot28 Sep 30 '22

... that weird shit is exactly what I'm here for, guilty as charged

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u/Jaerba [DET] Grant Hill Sep 30 '22

Was that surprising to anyone else? I just felt like the lead singer of Maroon 5 would get propositioned by similarly hot women all the time. I didn't expect him to react like one of us would.

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u/kyleb402 Bucks Sep 30 '22

I'm convinced that no matter who you are, if your texts of a flirty and sexual nature are released you're going to sound like a fucking weirdo regardless.

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u/LordHussyPants Celtics Sep 30 '22

prince charles telling camilla he wished he could be her tampon

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u/send_me_ur_boobsies NBA Sep 30 '22

He what?!

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u/smackersmashbot Warriors Sep 30 '22 Mind Blown

CHARLES: Oh, God. I’ll just live inside your trousers or something. It would be much easier!

CAMILLA (laughing): What are you going to turn into, a pair of knickers? (Both laugh). Oh, you’re going to come back as a pair of knickers.

CHARLES: Or, God forbid, a Tampax. Just my luck! (Laughs)

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So yeah... he did wish to be Camilla's tampon. And now, he's king of the realm.

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u/Kwinnin Lakers Oct 01 '22 Silver

I never thought I would learn that the King of England wanted to be a woman’s Tampax from r/nba but here we are

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u/Weak-Lengthiness-420 Oct 01 '22

Getting an education on faux world leaders on r/nba. Not what I expected on a Friday night.

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u/Lopsided_Valuable Oct 01 '22

You've never seen a Kyrie tweet?

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u/TigerKingofQueens98 Oct 01 '22

I’m getting there

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u/SJepg Oct 01 '22

Isn't that the opposite of what he's saying? He's bantering about possibly unfortunately coming back as a tampon, comically bemoaning his bad luck to return in such a form.

If he wanted to be her tampon think he'd say "God willing", "God forbid" means you don't want it.

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u/scottie2haute Oct 01 '22 edited Oct 01 '22

Its definitely banter.. dudes not picking up on this kinda says alot

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u/Restrepo17 Grizzlies Oct 01 '22

Hey that’s KING Charles show some respect

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u/OverallInternet2343 Clippers Sep 30 '22

Especially with no context. It was inappropriate for the work place but however cheesy they worked

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u/RulersBack Lakers Sep 30 '22

Some things you just have to be born with and no amount of money can buy it lmao

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u/CIark Sep 30 '22 edited Sep 30 '22

Uhhh it’s more like he’s never needed any game considering he’s famous good looking talented and rich lol. If you see a smoking hot girl on the street your horny ass brain might think “holy fuck you’re so fucking hot Jesus Christ I’d peel that dress off with my teeth and eat it” but you won’t say that because you know it won’t end well. Except for Adam Levine it always does

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u/Boomhauer_007 Raptors Sep 30 '22

lol like half their songs are about how horny he is all the time

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u/whythehellknot Oct 01 '22

That's more than half of every song in existence.

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u/PhysicalTaunt Timberwolves Sep 30 '22

he's like a sexy famous dodo bird

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u/Wazflame Sep 30 '22

The poem that former football/soccer player Ryan Giggs wrote is indescribably bad

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u/ThunderousBeats Sep 30 '22

That is artistic genius what are you talking about

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u/lollible Sep 30 '22

WOW...these Man U players eh. LOL

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u/simmonsatl 76ers Oct 01 '22

i think we’ve all known dudes who women loved but we dudes thought the guy was weird and corny but they said weird shit and for some reason it worked. these guys are no different.

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u/zachmoss147 Warriors Sep 30 '22

Literally a minute after this was posted, you had that comment locked and loaded lmao

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u/BagRight8939 Suns Sep 30 '22

this killed me lmaoooo

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u/CIark Sep 30 '22

Moments like these are why I love this sub. Moments like these lmao

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u/SlamJamGlanda Pacers Sep 30 '22

Moments like these are why I curse the Chinese for inventing gunpowder

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u/J_Otherwise Sep 30 '22

That was just hilarious. For someone who has seen plenty of asses and titties, you'd think he'd be more chill

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u/formido Supersonics Sep 30 '22

Well, he probably wanted to sleep with her. If a girl is into you, lots of girls have no upper limit on how many over-the-top compliments they'll happily accept. If she's not into you, on the other hand, that's not a winning play.

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u/Singa-tu-mai Knicks Sep 30 '22

If she into you she’ll deal with all the corny shit you got up your sleeve.

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u/banjofitzgerald Sep 30 '22

“I'm getting there. When u masturbate think about my tongue or your clit and switching back and forth from my dick to my tongue”

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u/Mdgt_Pope Sep 30 '22

Wow, a Woj tweet at 5:20 pm EST on a Friday about the scandal? Color me surprised.

Waiting until basically the absolute last minute before the weekend starts to get this one out there.

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u/MSKOnlyScans Mavericks Oct 01 '22

Surprised he didn't tweet it last night after the Tua concussion.

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u/thisguy012 Bulls Oct 01 '22

But that's 24 hours of everyone getting their word in on friday, which is what Woj and his/Ime's agency doesn't want lol

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u/ohverychill Pacers Oct 01 '22

Woj is the worst. He's the Walmart of sports. Gross and cheap.

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u/Jaerba [DET] Grant Hill Sep 30 '22

This feels like a throwback to when Ray Allen tweeted, "When you masturbate think about my tongue or your clit and switching back and forth from my dick to my tongue".

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u/The_Shade94 West Sep 30 '22

No way he said that on twitter

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u/Significant-Sink7030 NBA Sep 30 '22

Here is the screengrab.

He said he got hacked of course. Pretty sure he got his tweet mixed up with a dm. Maybe a text.

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u/Nodecafallowed Sep 30 '22

Lmfao “retweeted by 2 people”

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u/possiblynotanexpert Trail Blazers Oct 01 '22

That’s hilarious lol

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u/The_Shade94 West Sep 30 '22

Oh my what an idiot lmao. Thank you.

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u/Impossible-Flight250 Oct 01 '22

Yeah, always the “hacked” excuse.

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u/[deleted] Sep 30 '22 edited Sep 30 '22

Few teams are worse at social media than the 2010ish Celtics. Pierce posted a picture of the rocket emoji and got fired from ESPN for a video with strippers. Ray had this tweet. KG is always doing wild stuff, couldn't pronounce equivalent. Big Baby... all those videos on him on private planes drooling lol

Edit: Perkins on TV too... how could I forget.

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u/LaBodaDelHuitlacoche Sep 30 '22

Big baby sitting in seats that aren't his

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u/discountheat Hawks Oct 01 '22

Big baby committing insurance fraud.

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u/ArchimedesNutss [LAL] Jodie Meeks Sep 30 '22

I still can't believe that was caught live on tv

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u/sleeper_pick Suns Oct 01 '22

that was so fucking funny lol

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u/robinThicc9 Sep 30 '22

Big Baby literally violating the conditions of his parole and risking federal prison to go to games

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u/kyleb402 Bucks Sep 30 '22

Lol, Big Baby was on a Real Housewives episode this week too.😂

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u/upyourass2theleft Raptors Sep 30 '22

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u/coleyboley25 Thunder Oct 01 '22

Twitter was so much more wild back in the day. Nobody realized that shit lasted forever and could be pulled up at a moment’s notice. KG was savage for this lol

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u/cencal Oct 01 '22

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u/coleyboley25 Thunder Oct 01 '22

This is the perfect summarization of Twitter back then 😂

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u/EducatedJooner Oct 01 '22

Lol why though. So savage unnecessarily

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u/KDBurnerTrey5 Celtics Sep 30 '22

Big baby stealing money from the NBA healthcare plan along with other members of that era’s Celtics team lol

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u/cletoreyes01 Heat Oct 01 '22

The grindfather's jersey retirement literally getting postponed for that scandal was kind of sad and funny

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u/Te5la1 Celtics Oct 01 '22

Paul taking like 3 days to respond to Draymond’s infamous “You thought you was Kobe” chirp via Twitter was a tough look too

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u/[deleted] Oct 01 '22

Great addition lol. All-time L

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u/gucci-legend [SEA] Patrick Ewing Oct 01 '22

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u/cowmaster90 Mavericks Oct 01 '22

I am so glad that this haunts someone else the way that it haunts me.

What the hell were the producers thinking? Why does KG actually seem kind of into it? Why does it go on for so long? These are the questions for which I'll never have adequate answers.

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u/Accomplished_Soil426 Oct 01 '22

KG is always doing wild stuff,

Calling Villanueva a cancer patient lol. The guy was the meanest kind of trash talker

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u/jumpijehosaphat [SAS] Dejounte Murray Oct 01 '22

after all of this rondo may be the smartest of the celtics big 4.

the fact doc kept them together all those years is remarkable imo

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u/cjmaguire17 Oct 01 '22

Now he’s got nice guys like tyrese and Tobias. No wonder we ain’t winning shit. He needs some chaos

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u/prison_mic Celtics Sep 30 '22

Lmfao he did lol. You youngins missed the most absurd period of Twitter where people either didn't know how it worked or didn't know it was forever

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u/OnTheEveOfWar Warriors Oct 01 '22

Twitter back in the day was fucking wild. Good times.

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u/BagRight8939 Suns Sep 30 '22

Prior???? interesting

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u/maddenGod26 Celtics Sep 30 '22

They might as well say all or nothing.

The fuck is crude language before starting a relationship?😂

Man’s was talking dirty in the DM’s

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u/saywutt7 Raptors Sep 30 '22

Hello,

ayo ma lemme hit dat real quick.

Warm Regards,
Ime Udoka

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u/johnnygrant Warriors Sep 30 '22 edited Oct 02 '22

Per my last email,

I really need you to break me off a piece of that kitty kat.

Thanks in anticipation.

Yours Sincerely,

Ime Udoka

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u/KDBurnerTrey5 Celtics Sep 30 '22

This is my final attempt before I raise this to your supervisor,

I’m gonna make you into my slampiece or else you’re out of a job.

Thanks, Ime Udoka

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u/PoliceSensuality Celtics Oct 01 '22

Did you receive my last email? I would like to follow up regarding my previous request to absolutely lay pipe.

Yours in christ, Ime Udoka

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u/hiphopanonymousse Oct 01 '22

Yours in christ…. fuck hahaha

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u/ElsworthSugarfoot Oct 01 '22

I’ve cc’d Woj just so he’s aware of our previous correspondence, and my intention to tap dat ass.

Contact me directly with any further inquires.

Respectfully, Ime Udoka

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u/SlimReaper35_ Thunder Sep 30 '22

I’m logging off now

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u/KDBurnerTrey5 Celtics Oct 01 '22

With respect,

u/SlimReaper35_

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u/RockChalk80 Jazz Oct 01 '22

This is why i read r/nba in the off season. Fucking dying here. We've got some funny nephews in this sub.

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u/pete_townshend Sep 30 '22

Please do the needful

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u/Liveeez Oct 01 '22

Please do the mouthful

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u/philphan25 Bulls Sep 30 '22

Dear Woj,

Sorry that last email was not meant for you. Must have been hacked.

Regards,

Ime Udoka

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u/PlatinumDoodle Suns Sep 30 '22

“Ziggity zooty I want that booty”

-Ime Udoka

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u/Justgotbannedlol Mavericks Oct 01 '22

boutta start using "per my last email" when getting ghosted on tinder now

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u/nwill_808 Celtics Sep 30 '22
  • Sent from my iPhone
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u/magicallydelinquent Knicks Sep 30 '22

They're saying he initiated it.

I am not a lawyer but I imagine this is them setting the stage to terminate his contract without any chance of a suit. Even if it was later "consensual" by whatever definition you care to use the relationship began with an instance of sexual harassment.

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u/Longjumping_College Sep 30 '22

Yeah this is groundwork for saying he #metoo'd his subordinate into a relationship. Why else would you divulge this info?

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u/[deleted] Oct 01 '22

Also it’s the clear threat of email dump. Like hey we got your emails my guy and we will so release the one where you say ole girls pussy is way better than Nia Long’s if you don’t just get fired quietly and take the L for not getting paid in full.

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u/runthruamfersface Warriors Sep 30 '22

Consent also becomes highly questionable if the harasser is in a position of authority and the target of harassment feels unable to report it, which seems very common in pro sports. Just look at the reporter who outed Brett Farve. Lost her whole career.

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u/seanconnery69696 Suns Sep 30 '22

My turnips listen for the soft cry of your love. My insides turn to celery as I unleash my warm and sticky cauliflower of love.

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u/Jiraiyanamikaze Sep 30 '22

I see you’ve heard of vegetable play.

“I flare my nostrils and grunt to make you aware this is my breeding by territory”

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u/Michael_B_Lopez Warriors Sep 30 '22

Aggressive rizz

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u/Ozymandias12 Heat Sep 30 '22

"Look baby, I think Lucky is kind of a shitty mascot and I'm glad Kyrie stepped on him"

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u/colantor [BOS] Pete Maravich Oct 01 '22

Pretty sure that attitude in the locker room is why Ainge left

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u/VelvitHippo [BOS] Al Horford Oct 01 '22

😂😂😂 alright Wyc, you can execute him.

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u/real_mccoy6 Sep 30 '22

why is this whole thing so secretive

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u/shiftyt05 Sep 30 '22

Legal reasons

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u/[deleted] Sep 30 '22

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u/AmateurGameMusic Celtics Sep 30 '22

He shops at Trader Hoe's

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u/Yurrrr__Brooklyn347 Heat Sep 30 '22

Way better than Hoe foods

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u/JigglyBlubber Spurs Oct 01 '22

I get most of my pussy from Hole Foods

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u/PM_Me_Macaroni_plz Warriors Sep 30 '22

Joes do got the hoes

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u/actuarally Cavaliers Oct 01 '22

A graduate of the University of Aiko? I can respect it.

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u/cal679 Celtics Oct 01 '22

The pussy taste like honey nut cheerios

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u/Michael_B_Lopez Warriors Sep 30 '22

They’re slowly releasing everything to lighten the blow

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u/GGezpzMuppy Spurs Sep 30 '22

Probably just dotting all the Is and crossing the Ts. This is a juicy one.

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u/drain65 Sep 30 '22

Wait it was IT???

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u/dirtypuerhiding Knicks Sep 30 '22

"Holy fuck. Holy fucking fuck. That little body of yours is absurd."

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u/mizatt Lakers Sep 30 '22

They're using the traditional TV release schedule so we'll talk about each episode as it comes out

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u/The-Implication-0 Bulls Sep 30 '22

Because they are trying to be sensitive towards female employee. She will likely get harassed - media, social media, trolls, etc.

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u/PhysicalTaunt Timberwolves Sep 30 '22

its guaranteed unfortunately

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u/laststance Spurs Oct 01 '22

People already started looking up the org chart, trolling linked in for females listing under the Celtics name, then blowing them up on social media.

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u/Unkleseanny Wizards Sep 30 '22

They still at least have to try.

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u/[deleted] Sep 30 '22

HR + legal + protecting the victim. Lots of reasons.

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u/HokageEzio Knicks Sep 30 '22

Cause it's probably bad enough to end in some nasty lawsuits.

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u/thesmash Bucks Sep 30 '22

They’ve probably paid everyone off and required them to sign NDAs at this point

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u/ClaymoresRevenge Bulls Sep 30 '22

For the safety of those who are victims and legally I imagine it's none of our business.

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u/__john_cena__ Rockets Sep 30 '22

I bet Will Hardy wishes he could have got a heads up on this before taking the Jazz job lol

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u/Ld511 Bulls Sep 30 '22

Tbf the jazz job is pretty perfect for a rookie coach. 0 expectations for at least 2 years

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u/TheVinayShow Mavericks Sep 30 '22

I’ll deal with expectations if it means I get Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown to coach tbh

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u/Ld511 Bulls Sep 30 '22

First impression is massive for a first time coach though. 1 year failure with the celtics will kill his career while being able to develop as a coach with the team will give him the best chance for his whole career

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u/__john_cena__ Rockets Oct 01 '22

If you get associated with losing and never get the opportunity to do anything that’s also an issue though, I bet it will be a long while before James Borrego gets another HC gig if ever.

Versus if you win with a talented roster you can coast off that for a long time. Doc Rivers has been making a living off of one season for 15 years now.

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u/BritzlBen Lakers Oct 01 '22

Do you know how many coaches get a shitty roster for 2 to 3 years, get blamed, and that's the end of their career?

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u/nihilistweasel Hornets Sep 30 '22

Ainge will trade him back for a couple 1sts

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u/Balls_of_Adamanthium Warriors Sep 30 '22

Factored into

Feels like the worst is yet to come

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u/mahcus36 Celtics Sep 30 '22

Idk, the article says the following was the main violation the investigation found:

The power dynamic associated with a superior's improper relationship with a staff member was the primary finding and policy violation in the law firm report commissioned by the Celtics and completed early last week, sources said.

The power dynamic.

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u/CumAssault [SAS] Joel Anthony Sep 30 '22 edited Sep 30 '22

Well yes, because of the implication

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u/NickVanExellence [LAL] Julius Randle Oct 01 '22

IMEplication

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u/thebizkit23 Oct 01 '22

"What that mouth do?" -Ime Udoka

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u/Timantha Heat Sep 30 '22

He should've flirted like Adam Levine

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u/TheNotoriousJN Timberwolves Sep 30 '22 edited Sep 30 '22

Im being dense. Is this the same woman that the affair was with?

So then is the case they are making that it was inappropriate or that it was a coercive relationship?

If its a different woman I understand that then becomes a toxic environment he is creating with sexual harassment

Edit: same woman. That would bare credence to the idea that it was coercive. Which in turn would leave the Celtics liable to lawsuits if he were to remain.

That being said i think pieces are missing to this story for Brad to look so shaken up

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u/thevaluecurrent Sep 30 '22

It could be that the leak is coming from Udoka. Maybe he wants everyone to think he’s being punished for some saucy DM’s.

We really don’t know what’s going on and I don’t think Woj or Shams are all that reliable about an issue as sensitive as this. They are willing to be manipulated if it helps them maintain their contacts.

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u/ChamBruh Celtics Sep 30 '22

Considering woj also said the relationship was consensual, almost certainly a “leak” from Udoka’s camp, then this makes sense

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u/phonage_aoi Warriors Sep 30 '22

Daily reminder that Woj and Udoka share the same agent.

So, definitely some pretty close contacts if we assume things are coming from Judoka's camp. You could even say Woj is in it lol.

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u/hilkito NBA Oct 01 '22

Daily reminder that Woj and Udoka share the same agent.

Woj should recuse himself.

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u/shai251 Spurs Oct 01 '22

Yea I feel like sports journalists should have higher standards of ethics when dealing with real life stories. The problem is they’re so used to being sports journalists that they sometimes forget what actual journalism is supposed to be like

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u/gucci-legend [SEA] Patrick Ewing Oct 01 '22

"journalist" btw

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u/roy_mc_avoy Sep 30 '22

Its 100% coming from Udoka. He has the same representation as Woj. So Woj is basically doing PR for Udoka.

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u/darkest__timeline NBA Oct 01 '22

is Stephen A Smith with the same agent? 'cause he's been mad at the Celtics for absolutely no reason over this

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u/dragonk30 [PHI] Kyle Korver Oct 01 '22

People forget that Stephen A Smith has been historically bad on social issues. He criticized Kaepernick for kneeling.

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u/Wishiwasaballerbaby Celtics Oct 01 '22 edited Oct 01 '22

He said ray rice wife deserved to get beat up that was so stupid and insensitive that ESPN had no choice but to suspend him. He also said Shohei Ohtani couldn't be the face of baseball because the language he speaks then got defensive when people called him out for being racist. Just more examples of him being stupid.

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u/joeydee93 Sep 30 '22

This is just Woj being Ima’s spokesman

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u/Zavehi Celtics Sep 30 '22

Already knew this, but he’s not coming back clearly:

Those investigative findings -- which described verbiage on Udoka's part that was deemed especially concerning coming from a workplace superior -- contribute to what is likely a difficult pathway back to his reinstatement as Celtics coach in 2023, sources told ESPN.

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u/buttlovingpanda NBA Oct 01 '22

Definitely seems like he’ll be fired soon

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u/gbdarknight77 Lakers Sep 30 '22

Sounds like he might have quid pro quoed a sexual relationship.

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u/clayfu Clippers Oct 01 '22

This def sounds like a leak from Ime’s camp. Too soft.

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u/YungFurl [SEA] Gary Payton Sep 30 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

I really do get the vibe that Ime's team is feeding Woj info to make this seem less coherent than it really is, and as a result cast doubt on the celtics as an org.

The initial leak mentioning it being a "consensual relationship" which wasn't mentioned by the celtics was another point where it seems like an attempt to make Ime's side less bad.

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u/IsThisMe8 Warriors Sep 30 '22 Narwhal Salute

I think Ime's team is definitely feeding Woj because of the lack of details in the first place, but it was also Shams who said it was a consensual relationship first. Then the next day, Shams added the tweet about harassment and kinda buried it in the original article instead of having a new article on it. Other reporters seem to know more details but isn't saying anything which makes the whole thing so shady. There is a major conflict of interest with Shams and Woj sharing the same agents as players/coaches.

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u/DunkFaceKilla Warriors Sep 30 '22

Woj and Ime have the same agency

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u/donspewsic Celtics Sep 30 '22

They are both CAA so it makes sense

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u/jveezy Kings Sep 30 '22

IIRC the first mention of it being a consensual relationship came from Shams. Woj just announced Udoka would be suspended.

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u/InnerKookaburra Sep 30 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

I don't trust Woj to report accurately on this situation.

Woj and Udoka are repped by the same agency.

Everything Woj has reported on this so far feels like an attempt to manipulate the story to Udoka's benefit.

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u/PepperidgeFarmMembas Sep 30 '22

Take this with a grain of salt:

My line of work means I’m friends with people who work at the TD Garden. The rumor mill in there is that “crude language” is an exceedingly polite term for “coercion/blackmail.” And this isn’t the first time it happened, it’s just the time Ime got caught. It is way, way worse than the reporting indicates.

Again, grain of salt, just what I’ve heard.

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u/n3gr0_am1g0 Sep 30 '22

That's exactly where my mind went. Either real coercion/blackmail or as part of flirting/dirty talk between the two that in retrospect makes it look like coercion.

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u/RyVsWorld Oct 01 '22

This makes the most sense to me because the other implication is that he just said freaky shit before the relationship started and to me that wouldnt be any worse than having the relationship at all.

So its likely that he pressured her into the relationship based on the organization’s reaction to everything so far.

Basically dude is a predator

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u/diamondisunbreakable Lakers Sep 30 '22

What freaky shit did he say to her

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u/coolycooly Timberwolves Sep 30 '22

Told her he was going to trade for Ben Simmons

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u/diamondisunbreakable Lakers Sep 30 '22

Told her he wanted to trade Jaylen for Russ straight up

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u/george_costanza1234 Warriors Sep 30 '22

“I wanna choke you the way Jayson did in June”

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u/[deleted] Sep 30 '22

Ime was wearing an Andrew Wiggins all star game jersey when he said this Another reason that factored into his year long suspension.

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u/WolfFangFist93 Mavericks Bandwagon Sep 30 '22

"the socks stay on during sex"

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u/LaBodaDelHuitlacoche Sep 30 '22

I saw someone comment and say do you think he said this stuff to her with his mask on his chin or nah lol

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u/[deleted] Sep 30 '22

"Your body is a wonderland"

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u/Varon_DiStefano Oct 01 '22

I don’t understand why people think infidelity and consensual sex isn’t means to get fired. It makes the organization look poorly ran. And besides, he’s not losing his job for having sex. He’s getting suspended because he used a position of power to gain sexual advantage. That’s inappropriate

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u/bbqyak Oct 01 '22

Because most people here are like 13 and haven't ever been in that position. They work entry level jobs where it doesn't even matter.

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u/theunpaintedhuffines Sep 30 '22

‘Nice tits bitch. Let’s fuck’ -Ime Udoka probably

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u/kstats 76ers Oct 01 '22

Maybe I'm just cynical but I really don't trust Woj with this story. This tweet in hindsight is sloppy and misleading, but that's Woj, he's got to be the first regardless of whether he has enough details. I am very open to the possibility that this may be beyond just "crude language."

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u/MediocreTake Sep 30 '22

They caught him in the Insta DMs

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u/hossman3000 Sep 30 '22

“Miss, I must say you look really nice today, your new hairstyle really bring out your eyes..and holy fuck dat ass of poppin, just the way Daddy likes it.”

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u/shaheedmalik Nets Sep 30 '22

"Suck my Udoka"

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u/iamthegame13 Raptors Sep 30 '22

Those investigative findings -- which described verbiage on Udoka's part that was deemed especially concerning coming from a workplace superior -- contribute to what is likely a difficult pathway back to his reinstatement as Celtics coach in 2023, sources told ESPN.

Does Ime ever coach in the NBA again?

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u/[deleted] Sep 30 '22 Gold

He’s going to be the Patriots new offensive coordinator

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u/belptyfimquz Sep 30 '22

would be an improvement

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u/joeydee93 Sep 30 '22

Some 12 year old who has played madden before would be an improvement

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u/KunPaoDingIntrst Lakers Sep 30 '22

nah

but he’s studying cover 2 defense to land that nfl bag

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u/NoobChumpsky Celtics Sep 30 '22

Probably, plenty of hot garbage people as coaches in the NBA. Give him a year or two.

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u/mattinva East Sep 30 '22

If the worst that comes out it what we have heard so far absolutely. They give wife beaters second chances at coaching, no reason to think an inappropriate relationship with "crude language" is the final nail in the coffin.

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u/turnoffredesign69420 Lakers Sep 30 '22

“Show bobs and vegana”

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u/mug3n Raptors Oct 01 '22

Bitch lasagna