Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka is currently embroiled in a scandal after having a consensual relationship with a team employee. The coach now faces a possible season-long suspension by the team, and at least one prominent NBA figure — ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith — believes there’s a racial component to all of this.
Stephen A. Smith believes race is a major factor in the Ime Udoka scandal
After it was announced (more details below) that Celtics coach Ime Udoka is facing a one-year suspension for having a consensual relationship with a Celtics employee, all the thinking heads on the sports show chimed in Thursday morning with their catches.
What was Stephen A. Smith’s opinion on the first take? Prominent basketball expert says it’s all about race. Smith revealed the situation:
[Why’s] what do you do to a brother Because I have news for you, America. There are plenty of white people in professional sports doing their thing. And I say it’s not free. I don’t see any information about them. Why are we talking about this now? … It’s none of our business if you don’t fire him. But if you keep it, it’s none of our business. He should never have been released by the Celtics organization.
Stephen A. Smith sur le scandals Ime Udoku
After sharing these thoughts, Smith lashed out at the Celtics organization. Speaking directly to the organization, Stephen A. howled, “Don’t tell me you haven’t [leak the story] because you absolutely did! Because the journalists understood him. So he came from Boston.
This story has only just begun, and with a black head coach facing an unprecedented suspension for something unrelated to basketball, questions of race will arise. And that’s especially true because it’s happening in a city like Boston that has a complicated history with black athletes.
How the news broke about the Boston Celtics scandal
Late Wednesday night on the East Coast, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka committed “an unspecified violation of organizational rules” and faces “significant suspension “.
The story grew from there as Woj continued to report more details. In his next tweet, the reporter revealed: “Ime Udoka’s job does not appear to be in danger but a suspension is in the offing. »
Around 10 a.m. ET, Woj revealed what we currently know as the full story. The Woj bombshell here was: “Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka likely faces a full suspension of the 2022-23 season for his role in a consensual relationship with a female staffer, sources told ESPN. »
Wojnarowski then shared his story sports Center, explaining how, “in recent days,” Celtics CEO Brad Stevens discovered the inappropriate relationship “with a female member of the organization. Woj also says that this relationship involving Udoka — who is engaged and has a child with actor Nia Long — led to “a breakdown in confidence, in judgment, in Udoka’s leadership, which led to this” unintended punishment “.
This is a developing story. More information on the exact details of the suspension will be available soon. As well as direct statements and interviews with Stevens and Celtic, as well as Udoka at one point.
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