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Social media is rallying behind Nia Long as rumors swirl her longtime partner and Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka had an “improper intimate relationship” with a staffer for the Celtics.

The former basketball player is likely facing a suspension from his role as head of the Celtics “for the entire 2022-23 season,” according to ESPN.

Sources that informed the outlet claim the pending suspension is over Udoka’s “role in an intimate relationship with a female member of the franchise’s staff.”

While the relationship is considered “a violation of the organization’s guidelines,” ESPN claims “the proposed penalty for Udoka is largely unprecedented for a sitting head coach in the NBA.”

Senior NBA writer and insider Shams Charania additionally tweeted on Sept. 22: “Celtics coach Ime Udoka had an improper intimate and consensual relationship with a female member of the team staff, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. It’s been deemed a violation of [the] franchise’s code of conduct.”


Social Media’s Support For Nia Long Amid Ime Udoka’s Cheating Rumors

Social media users are commenting about Udoka’s alleged cheating underneath a photo of the coach Long posted back in May.

The sentiments of the actress’ fans included:

“Huge fumble 😢 Stay up Ms. Long. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️,”

“Delete that clown’s picture,”

“We’re all speechless 😶 smh😩,”

and “Buddy’s a goof.”

Long also posted a cryptic video on her Instagram Stories on Sept. 22 that centers finding light after “darkness.”

“When you see people change their whole life and start walking down a path of enlightenment, hugging trees, connecting with nature, loving themselves, embracing positivity, letting that light shine, understand one thing: that light that you see, understand one thing about that light: they had to go into the darkness to get it. No shadow, no light, know shadow, know light,” a voiceover in the video states.


See Black Twitter’s Reactions Down Below.

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