Ime Udoka found himself in the headlines for all the wrong reasons this week when news came down that the Boston Celtics were preparing to discipline him.
Initially, ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported that a punishment of some sort was being prepared for Udoka over an unspecified violation of team rules.
Not long after, Shams Charania of The Athletic followed up with the specifics: Udoka had reportedly been involved in a “consensual” extramarital relationship with a team staffer.
Given the inappropriateness of this, it’s easy to see why the organization was preparing to punish their head coach.
Understandably, in light of the salacious nature of this whole ordeal and the fact that Udoka is married to beloved actress Nia Long, internet investigators immediately began to wonder who he cheated with.
It didn’t take long for the suggestions to roll in:
the Celtics’ only female staff member is their VP of Player and Organizational Development, Allison Feaster. pic.twitter.com/BO8UukbLZT
— LakeShowYo (@LakeShowYo) September 22, 2022
It is believed that the Celtics staffer Ime Udoka had an affair with was Allison Feaster, who played in the WNBA for 10 years and is now the Celtics’ Director of Player Development. pic.twitter.com/5f5thbpMW1
— Real NBA Rumors (@RealNBARumors1) September 22, 2022
Then came this unfortunate tidbit:
Damn double homicide pic.twitter.com/IWIbAfbLP9
— . (@IovelsX) September 22, 2022
Now, to be clear, there is no confirmation one way or the other that she is involved. In fact, folks online had other theories about who the woman in question might be:
It wasn’t her smh people put out anything that lady is happily married it was Kathleen Nimmo Lynch pic.twitter.com/0reSrHOSWm
— MMGBOYS (@mmgjmb11) September 22, 2022
Possible suspects… pic.twitter.com/UlLsZTY5ML
— Professional Hater (@CoorsGod) September 22, 2022
— subtle alterity (@SubtleAlterity) September 22, 2022
An answer as to who the “other woman” in this case is will likely emerge soon enough.
That said, folks online couldn’t get over how badly Udoka fumbled the bag here.
Cheating on Nia Long is crazy. https://t.co/iD0Sx2DMRT
— THIQUE (@ScottieBeam) September 22, 2022
Ime Udoka fumbled Nia Long and the NBA Finals.
I’ve never seen an L worse than this one.
— Austin Konenski (@Austin_Kone05) September 22, 2022
How the breakup argument is going between Ime Udoka & Nia Long right now… pic.twitter.com/MrQngP5xXj
— Orlando Valentino (@OVeezyy) September 22, 2022
Ime Udoka cheated on Nia Long? Ban him for life. pic.twitter.com/JHSxccIqk0
— Oluwajomiloju (@JomiAdeniran) September 22, 2022
Long is obviously a huge fan favorite among NBA fans for her incredible dancing videos from last year’s playoffs. That and her storied acting career endeared her to many a folks.
Udoka has yet to comment on what transpired here. Presumably that is coming soon, though.
At least Ja’Marr Chase is winning off the field. https://t.co/DyslXCGYPN
— Game 7 (@game7__) September 21, 2022
How will he, Long and the Celtics bounce back from this unfortunate controversy?
Time will tell.