ESPN didn’t appreciate some comments Jalen Rose made about Ime Udoka’s mistress.
During Friday’s edition of NBA Countdown, Rose asked why Ime Udoka’s mistressed hadn’t been named publicly after the Celtics coach was suspended for having a “consensual” relationship with her.
“We know his name, maybe I’m missing something as it relates to the law, but why don’t we know her name, it’s not like she’s a minor, we should know her name publicly as well.”
Here's what Jalen Rose said on the preshow: pic.twitter.com/2Il5AGtNAL
— @ (@FTBeard7) November 5, 2022
During ESPN’s halftime show, Rose apologized for his comment in a brief statement.
“I’m Jalen Rose and I would like to apologize for a comment I made earlier on NBA Countdown, I questioned why a woman’s name, who had an alleged affair with Celtics head coach Ime Udoka was not made public, after an internal investigation and it was discovered that she was a subordinate to the head coach. I know understand fully why here name should not be fully released to the public.”
Fans reacted to Rose’s forced apology.
— Sandra Clark ✨ (@donnasummerseve) November 5, 2022
What kinda hostage tape is this?? 😅 https://t.co/X6OukIGRFN
— KyloGator (@KyloGator) November 5, 2022
This is nonsense . What is this apology for? https://t.co/o5Pr7HMxFM
— GCFR (@Glazerxx) November 5, 2022
— Heat Gang (@HeatTankSZN) November 5, 2022
— new things (@watchstevetweet) November 5, 2022
Read that like a hostage video. https://t.co/Gnj85ZHcEc
— Dana Holtzbert (@DanaHoltzbert) November 5, 2022