‘It’s disgusting’ – Amina Smith breaks down shameful social media discourse in wake of Udoka scandal

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Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka engaged in an inappropriate consensual relationship with a female staff member according to multiple reports published on Thursday. It’s widely expected that the Celtics organization will suspend Udoka for the entire ’22-23 season as punishment.

This story has been slowly coming together, with initial reports from ESPN, the Athletic, and elsewhere dropping in quick succession starting on Wednesday night. As the story stretched into Thursday, fans on social media speculated wildly not just about the looming suspension or aftermath, but what other member of the Celtics organization may be part of the story.

Numerous allegations, theories, and falsified rumors were spread far and wide, with several specific women being named despite no concrete reporting. This sort of glorified gossip is dangerous and destructive.

NBC Sports Boston’s Amina Smith addressed this behavior on Thursday night, offering a powerful and succinct condemnation. Check it out.

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