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Shaquille O'Neal says he has no comment on Celtics coach Ime Udoka's cheating scandal because he is also a serial cheater.

Udoka was suspended for the entire 2022-23 season for engaging in an intimate affair with a female staffer.

Udoka and the woman confirmed the relationship was consensual, but the staffer later complained that he made "unwanted comments" and harassed her.

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Udoka and his fiancee of 7 years, actress Nia Long, were house hunting in the Boston area when the scandal broke last week.

On "The Big Podcast with Shaq," the Lakers legend said he had no comment on Udoka's company violation because his own bed sheets aren't clean.

"I am going to step down from this conversation. I was a serial cheater," Shaq confessed.

"It would be crazy and blasphemous for me to get up here and say, 'Boom, boom, bam.' I can't do that. I know these guys personally. I know they're going through a lot because I went through a lot."

He continued:

"I just wish that certain parties weren't involved. I've known Nia Long for a long time and I like her... They're going through a lot of family stuff. I'm never the guy that's gonna get up here because of my platform and fake it."

Shaq previously confessed to cheating on his ex-wife, Shaunie Henderson, who recently tied the knot again.

Shaq also cheated on his girlfriends, including reality TV star Nicole "Hoopz" Alexander, and Instagram model Laticia Rolle.

"I did it. I was the best at it and not proud of it at all. I lost my family doing it. I lost valuable, important years of my children from doing it... I’m not that guy. I'm real with the situation."

Shaq said he is now alone and miserable. He is struggling to figure out what went wrong in his happy marriage to a submissive and God-fearing wife.

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Celtics head coach Ime Udoka was suspended after he and his married lover were caught on a home doorbell camera.

"Multiple sources confirm, #Celtics female staffer's affair w/ Celtics Coach #ImeUdoka was uncovered by her husband when he overheard a private conversation on a home doorbell camera," reporter Kevin Frazier tweeted on Sunday.

Udoka, 45, was suspended for the entire 2022-23 season after the woman complained that he made "unwanted comments" and harassed her.

According to TMZ, the unidentified Celtics staffer arranged team-related travel arrangements for Udoka.
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Sources tell TMZ the staffer also booked travel for Udoka's fiancée Nia Long to attend home games in Boston and road games. And the woman arranged travel for Nia to move from California to Boston about 2 weeks ago.

Nia, 51, found out about the affair a few days before the Celtics suspended Udoka. The Celtics and Udoka are reportedly in "separation talks." He is not expected to return to lead the team.

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Brad Stevens, president of basketball operations for the Boston Celtics, called out Twitter users for misidentifying Ime Udoka's workplace fling.

The Celtics announced Udoka's year-long suspension on Thursday after an emergency closed-door meeting that lasted several hours.
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The Celtics launched an investigation in July after the woman complained that he made "unwanted comments" toward her and he was harassing her.

Speculation ran rampant as amateur sleuths on Twitter scoured the Celtics' website and LinkedIn pages in search of the unidentified female staffer.

After photos of Allison Feaster, VP of Player Development, went viral on Thursday, ESPN writer Marc J. Spears shut down the speculation in a tweet.

Finally, Celtics president Brad Stevens had enough. He called the speculation "rampant bullish-t"

"We have a lot of talented women in our organization and I thought yesterday was really hard on them," he said in a press conference on Friday. "Nobody can control Twitter speculation and rampant bulls–t. But, I do think that we as an organization have a responsibility to make sure we're there to support them now, because a lot of people were dragged unfairly into that."

He added that he thought it was important to address the rampant and incorrect speculation on Twitter.

Stevens was head coach of the Celtics before being promoted to president of basketball operations.

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Nia Long moved her family to Boston, Massachusetts 2 weeks before her fiancé Ime Udoka was suspended by the Boston Celtics.

Nia, 51, tells TMZ he kept her in the dark about his intimate relationship with a married female staffer.

The relationship came to light Wednesday night when ESPN reported the organization planned to suspend Udoka for the entire upcoming season.

The Celtics' front office launched an investigation in July when the woman complained about "unwanted comments" by Udoka.

Both parties said their relationship was consensual at the time.

Sources connected to the team tell TMZ that Nia had moved to Boston with Kez, her 10-year-old son with Udoka, just 2 weeks ago. She and Udoka were house hunting.

A source tells TMZ that Udoka knew back in July that the team would be taking disciplinary action.

Meanwhile, Nia found out about his office romance in the last few days - and only because Ime knew it was about to go public.

Nia tells TMZ, through her rep Shannon Barr, "The outpouring of love and support from family, friends and the community during this difficult time means so much to me. I ask that my privacy be respected as I process the recent events. Above all, I am a mother and will continue to focus on my children."

In addition to Kez, the Love Jones actress is also mom to 21-year-old actor Massai Zhivago Dorsey II, whose father is Massai Z. Dorsey.

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The Boston Celtics suspended head coach Ime Udoka for the entire 2022-23 season, according to ESPN.

The Celtics announced the year-long suspension on Thursday after holding an emergency meeting behind closed doors.

According to's Shams Charania, the Celtics organization knew about Udoka's intimate relationship with an unidentified female staffer. Both parties said the relationship was "consensual" at the time.

However, the female staffer complained that Udoka made "unwanted comments" toward her and she felt harassed by him.

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The Celtics launched an investigation in July and announced Udoka's year-long suspension after a closed door meeting Thursday that involved team owners and president Brad Stevens and lasted several hours.

Prior to the meeting, Udoka's agent said he would not resign from his position voluntarily.

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In a statement Thursday night, Udoka apologized to the players, the fans, the Celtics organization, "and my family for letting them down."

"I am sorry for putting the team in this difficult situation, and I accept the team's decision. Out of respect for everyone involved, I will have no further comment."

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ESPN's Stephen A. Smith is reportedly "furious" with the Boston Celtics for leaking information about head coach Ime Udoka.

Udoka, 45, faces a year-long suspension for a consensual but "improper" relationship with a female staffer.

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Udoka and the Celtics are reportedly in "separation talks" amid speculation that he slept with the wife of a Celtics executive.

Smith accused the Celtics of putting the information "out there" on Thursday's episode of "First Take."

"This was leaked by the Boston Celtics' organization," he said.

Smith said white athletes and staffers who sleep around are treated differently.

"I don't see the information out about them. Why we talking about this now? We got to talk about it because it's the news. Ain't none of our damn business unless you fire him. But if you keep him, it's none of our business. It should've never been put out there by the Celtics organization. And don't tell me you didn't do it because you absolutely did it because news reporters got it, and it emanated out of Boston."

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Smith said the Celtics leaked the information because of Udoka's race.

"I'm appalled by this decision. If you're not going to fire him, he shouldn't be suspended. You can dock pay, you can fine him, you can keep the stuff in-house. I'm appalled this is publicized. I know of plenty of situations spanning the entire world of professional sports, not just the NBA... where folks are messing around with each other. You don't see this become a story."

The Celtics have not announced Udoka's suspension or disciplinary action.

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Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka is considering resigning amid reports that he faces a year-long suspension for cheating with a married woman.

Udoka faces disciplinary action for engaging in an intimate "improper" relationship with a married female staffer.

He was reportedly warned multiple times to end his workplace romance.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news Wednesday night, around 10:30 p.m., in a vague tweet.

About an hour before Woj tweeted his scoop, a burner account mentioned that Udoka would never be fired for "sleeping around."

The insider suggested that Udoka was carrying on with multiple women, not just one female staffer.

The tweet, posted at 9:14 p.m. EST, read: "if there's one person who will never get fired for sleeping around, it's ime udoka."

Udoka, 45, is in a longterm relationship with fiancée Nia Long, 51.

The rookie coach led the Celtics to a 51-31 record and the team's first NBA Finals since 2010.

Celtics assistant coach Joe Mazzulla will replace Udoka when training camp begins on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

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Nia Long is trending on Black Twitter after it was revealed that her longtime fiancé, Ime Udoka, engaged in an "improper" relationship with a young staffer.

The Boston Celtics head coach is facing a lengthy suspension that could keep him out for the entire 2022-23 NBA season.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Udoka engaged in an "improper intimate and consensual relationship" with a young female employee within the organization, that violated the organization's code of conduct.

Ime and Nia have dated since 2010 and they share a 10-year-old son, Kez Udoka.

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They got engaged in 2015 but never made it to the alter.

Black men on Twitter roasted Ime for cheating on Nia. Many called for the Celtics to fire him for cheating on the Love Jones actress.

Nia posted a cryptic video on her Instagram Story on Sept. 9 - the same day Ime was accused of having a "consensual" relationship with a female staff member, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.

In the video, a narrator says:

"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. Them people is not the type of people that you wanna play with."

Internet sleuths circulated a photo of a pretty young female staffer who may be a former WNBA player.

Your auntie won't post the young lady's photo to protect her privacy.

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Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka faces a lengthy suspension for an alleged "improper" relationship with a young female staffer.

The Celtics are considering a lengthy suspension after Ime broke the franchise's "organizational guidelines."

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Udoka engaged in an "improper intimate and consensual relationship" with a young female employee within the organization, that violated the organization's code of conduct.

According to Wojnarowski, internal discussions with the team includes keeping Ime out for the entire 2022-23 NBA season. Ime's job is not in jeopardy.

The Celtics will begin training camp next Tuesday without their head coach. A temporary replacement coach has not been named.

Ime is the 5th Black head coach in Boston Celtics history.

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Ime, 45, is in a longterm domestic relationship with actress Nia Long, 51. They share 10-year-old son, Kez Sunday Udoka. Nia also has a son, Massai Dorsey II, from a previous relationship.


Nia Long is best known for her roles in the urban films Boyz n the Hood (1991), Love Jones and Soul Food. She has appeared on TV shows such as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Boston Legal and Fox TV's Empire.

Nia sat at courtside with Kez during the 2021-22 NBA Finals when the Celtics made their first NBA Finals appearance since 2010. The Celtics lost to the Golden State Warriors in six games.

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NBA great William Felton "Bill" Russell passed away at his home on Mercer Island in Washington state on Sunday, July 31. He was 88.

His death was announced by his family in a social media post.

"Bill Russell, the most prolific winner in American sports history, passed away peacefully today at age 88, with his wife, Jeannine, by his side," the post read.

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Russell (center) is pictured with Giannis Antetokounmpo (left) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (right) in a photo dated July 10, 2019.

In 2009, the NBA renamed the NBA Finals' MVP trophy to the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award in honor of the 5-time NBA MVP and 12-time NBA All-Star.

Russell led a Boston Celtics dynasty that won 11 NBA championships during his 13-year career. Some sports analysts regard him as one of the greatest basketball players of all time for his shot blocking and defense.

The 6-foot-10 superstar had a 7 ft 4 in. arm span. He led the NBA in rebounds 4 times, and he grabbed 1,000 or more rebounds in a dozen consecutive seasons with the Celtics.

Russell became the first Black player-coach in professional sports history and the first to win a championship. He became the first basketball star to draw a $125,000 salary as a player-coach in 1966.

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Russell (left) led the Celtics in back-to-back titles in 1968 and 1969 against Wilt Chamberlain's Lakers team, before retiring in '69. His No. 6 Celtics jersey was retired on March 12, 1972.

Russell returned to the game as a coach and GM of the Seattle SuperSonics and a half season as coach of the Sacramento Kings.

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Russell was the first Black NBA player to achieve superstar status on and off the court. He is pictured with (L-R) Kobe Bryant, Billie Jean King, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in a photo dated July 10, 2019.

Russell was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1975. And he was named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996.

In 2011, former President Barack Obama awarded Russell the Medal of Freedom in a ceremony at the White House.

Russell is survived by his fourth wife, Jeannine Russell, and three adult children from his first marriage.

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Nia Long celebrated her longtime fiancé, Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka going to the NBA Finals.

The Boston Celtics held off a furious comeback by the Miami Heat in the final minute of Game 7 on Sunday to advance to the Finals against the Golden State Warriors.

The ecstatic actress took to social media to celebrate her longtime fiancé's first Finals appearance in his first year as Celtics coach.

Nia tweeted "Yes!!!" with a video of her dancing after the game ended.

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Nia is Ime's longtime fiancé since 2010. They have a 10-year-old son named Kez Sunday Udoka, and she has a 21-year-old son, actor Massai Zhivago Dorsey II, from a previous relationship.


Nia, 51, is considered the standard for every Black man's dream woman. She is best known for her roles in the films Boyz n the Hood (1991), Love Jones, Soul Food (1997), The Best Man (1999) Big Momma's House (2000), and on TV sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1991–1995) and soap opera Empire (2000-2015), among others.

Ime, 44, is a former NBA star who was hired as head coach of the Boston Celtics on June 26, 2021. He is the 5th Black head coach in Celtics history.

Ime was previously assistant coach for San Antonio, the 76ers, and the Brooklyn Nets.