The Newport Beach (Calif.) Police Department said it is investigating whether Oklahoma City guard Josh Giddey was involved in an alleged relationship with an underage female in Newport Beach.
"The Newport Beach Police Department is aware of information being circulated online involving an alleged relationship between professional basketball player Josh Giddey and a female minor," the statement from NBPD said. "The Newport Beach Police Department is actively seeking additional information related to these allegations and pursuing all leads and evidence to obtain the facts of the case.
"The Newport Beach Police Department aims to ensure a fair and thorough investigative process while maintaining the privacy and dignity of everyone involved. At this time, NBPD Detectives are still conducting an active investigation."
The police also asked anyone with information to contact its department.
The NBA initiated an inquiry Friday after social media posts were made by an anonymous user allegedly connecting Giddey, 21, to the female.
Giddey and Thunder coach Mark Daigneault declined to comment when asked at the Thunder’s media availability Friday.
"I understand the question obviously, but there’s no comment right now," Giddey said.
Daigneault said Giddey’s status with the team hasn’t changed and he remains available to play. He also called the situation a league matter.
Giddey has played in both of Oklahoma City’s games since the photos and video were posted on social media.
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Newport Beach police investigating Thunder's Josh Giddey