The Boyz n the Hood star put her ex’s alleged side piece, Kathleen Lynch — along with his former employer, the Boston Celtics — on blast in an Instagram post on Tuesday (September 26).
“Where was this level of awareness a year ago @celtics ??? #kathleenlynch,” she wrote underneath a clip from author Glennon Doyle’s We Can Do Hard Things podcast, where Dr. Yaba Blay speaks about the lack of empathy for Black women compared to their white counterparts.
The West Coast rap legend hopped into the comments section to let Nia Long know that he has her back throughout this tough time.
“Accountability to my sis and nefews retribution is in order I stands with u @iamnialong I. got ya bac,” he wrote.
Long added in the comments herself: “Thank you @yabablay for your fearlessness and speaking facts for all of us. This is such an important conversation that needs to be heard and understood.”
Ime Udoka was suspended by the Boston Celtics in September 2022 after one year as head coach for a violation of team policies.
It was alleged he had an affair with a team staffer, who Long has identified as Kathleen Lynch. While the relationship was said to be consensual, reports suggested she felt she was put in an unwanted position.
When news of the affair went public and shook up the NBA landscape, Nia Long called off her years-long engagement with Udoka after 13 years together.
In August, she filed for custody of their 12-year-old son, Kez. Ime Udoka has since moved on to become the head coach of the Houston Rockets.
In other NBA news, Snoop Dogg was among the millions of hoops fans who were shocked to learn that the Portland Trailblazers traded their disgruntled superstar Damian Lillard to the Milwaukee Bucks in a three-way blockbuster deal on Wednesday (September 27).
“Dame Lillard to the Bucks? That’s good,” he said in a video posted to Instagram. “Going to the East, nephew. Ball out. You got Giannis on your squad now. Ugh! The East just got nasty. Lakers, we know what we gon’ do. But congrats to my nephew, Dame Lillard. Dame Time. Go get yours, nephew.”
He added: “I love it when a baller get his money. Go get to where he tryna get to. Good looking out, NBA. Bucks. I like bucks. Big bucks. No whammies.”
Snoop previously collaborated with Lillard, who raps under the name Dame D.O.L.L.A., on the 2020 song “Kobe,” a tribute to the late Lakers legend.