“The outpouring of love and support from family, friends, and the community during this difficult time means so much.” Nia Long expressed her support for the 45-year-old in a statement to TMZ.
Ime Udoka’s fiancée, Nia Long, talks about the scandal
Suspended Nia Long, the fiancée of Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka, has published a statement through TMZ expressing her support for the 45-year-old. According to a representative for Long, “the outpouring of love and support from family, friends, and the community during this difficult time means so much.”
For what it’s valuable, Long’s ex-husband and father of her first child, Massai Z. Dorsey, has expressed his support for Udoka, telling the DailyMail that they ‘talk as a family, and it’s all about unconditional love, and that’s what she’s giving him.’
Her biggest concern was not her open relationship with Udoka, given her responses about how marriage isn’t needed for her to demonstrate her love for anyone, but her children. She recommended that her “privacy be respected as she processes recent events.”
It’s been revealed that he slept with multiple women in the weeks following the story’s publication on September 21. One of the women is assumed to be the wife of a minority owner of the Boston Celtics, while another scheduled Long’s flights.
Ime Udoka and Nia Long appear to be a good match in New York or Los Angeles, given the nature of their relationship.
Given the harm done to the Boston Celtics organization — at the very least to one of the team’s owners — and the faith the team may have in Brad Stevens given Udoka was his first head coaching hire — the pair belong somewhere else at this point.
The most disappointing part of all of this is the team’s opportunity under Udoka’s leader. His personal problems were never revealed to the team, which admired him and used his influence to propel the franchise to its first NBA Finals appearance in 14 years.