Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka found himself trending on social media for all the wrong reasons this week.
Late Thursday night, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported that Udoka was “facing possible disciplinary action” from the Celtics over “an unspecified violation of organizational guidelines.”
ESPN Sources: Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka is facing possible disciplinary action – including a significant suspension – for an unspecified violation of organizational guidelines. Discussions are ongoing within the Celtics on a final determination. pic.twitter.com/1QZb0k326F
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 22, 2022
Given the vagueness of that tweet, speculation regarding what precisely Udoka did began to run rampant. Right around the same time, a mysterious Twitter account seemed to offer a suggestion regarding what may be at the root of all this:
if there’s one person who will never get fired for sleeping around, it’s ime udoka
— juan benet ramsey (@hijab_creator) September 22, 2022
Immediately, people began to suspect that this tweet came from a burner account:
Has to be
— Baby Keen (@FunnyboyKeen) September 22, 2022
This dude beat woj
— tard (@jrdpj9991) September 22, 2022
— Ngọc Sỹ (@BigLaborViet) September 22, 2022
Someone that knows stuff about the NBA salary cap pic.twitter.com/9vqJl0FqrD
— Anthony (@antDZ) September 22, 2022
And then for obvious reasons, Udoka’s wife Nia Long began trending shortly thereafter.
When your wife is Nia Long? Yes. I recommend jail time. https://t.co/MQQpVgonzx
— The King That Never Was (@SweatierKeef) September 22, 2022
Nia Long I am here for you pic.twitter.com/WeApBPHZpM
— ‘95 Prodigy Flow (@WholesomeBlkMan) September 22, 2022
If Ime cheated on Nia Long with a white woman Boston might be the safest place for him
— myles brown (@mdotbrown) September 22, 2022
If he fumbled Nia Long he deserve every bit of dat suspension https://t.co/VrztHEaQpt
— Tev (@ReturnOfTheTev) September 22, 2022
Long became a fan favorite during Boston’s playoff run for her incredible dancing celebration videos.
Obviously nobody knows anything here and this is all just gossip and conjecture. That said, you never want to be in the news cycle for something like this.
Udoka had a fantastic 2021-22 NBA season with the Celtics and now it is being tarnished. Time will tell to what degree.
The Celtics have recently been linked to a fairly substantial trade, but obviously that will take a backseat to this drama.
That’s quite the Joe Burrow outfit. https://t.co/DLZpo3wbyL
— Game 7 (@game7__) September 21, 2022
How will this sordid saga ultimately end for Udoka and Boston?
An answer should emerge soon enough.