Mia Long takes to Instagram after Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka got caught up in a career-defining controversy.
Ime Udoka was a boon to the Boston Celtics last season. Once the assistant coach of the San Antonio Spurs, Udoka’s basketball genius was evident in his first-ever appearance as head coach.
The 45-year-old led his band of underdogs to the NBA Finals on the first try. En route to the championship shot, Udoka’s side beat some of the best teams in the league.
Winning the Eastern Conference Finals was no easy feat. To make it this far in the east, the Celtics had to face many tough opponents.
With the East stacked, Jason Tatum and co. had to face off against reigning champions Milwaukee Bucks and Spoelstra’s Miami Heat.
But for all his successes over the past season, Ime Udoka has found himself in the middle of a storm. In fact, a storm of its own design.
Ime, a former Portland Trail Blazers star, was found guilty of an inappropriate but consensual relationship with a female employee.
The Athletic’s Shams Charania revealed in a tweet:
“Celtics coach Ime Udoka had an inappropriately intimate and consensual relationship with a female team member, sources at The Athletic say. It was deemed a violation of the franchise’s code of conduct.”
Celtics coach Ime Udoka had an inappropriately intimate and consensual relationship with a female team staff member, sources @TheAthletic @Stadium report. It was deemed a violation of the franchise’s code of conduct.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 22, 2022
To make matters worse, Nia Long is Udoka’s fiancé. The impact of this controversy will surely hit her the hardest. After the news broke, Nia shared an oddly cryptic video on her Instagram.
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Nia Long, fiancee of Ime Udoka, takes to Instagram after the reveal
Nia and Ime got engaged in 2015. They also have a child together. However, it’s not clear if the two planned to marry anytime soon.
Long is an acclaimed actress, best known for her role opposite Will Smith in ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.’ She also starred alongside Ice Cube and Chris Tucker in Friday.
Around the time the news was about to break, Nia posted an oddly upbeat video on Instagram. The video discusses the importance of nature and finding yourself. It also hinted at the importance of being low in order to find yourself.
Nia Long on IG tonight: pic.twitter.com/7kti1xTonS
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) September 22, 2022
It’s hard to understand Nia’s current state of mind. The cheating scandal is as public as it gets. Dealing with the shame of Ime’s infidelity and the public discourse surrounding it will be the hardest part for the actress.
In the meantime, the Boston Celtics are yet to announce the penalty they are inflicting on the head coach. However, a ban is to be expected. This will likely affect the start of the season in Boston.
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