Joshua Primo’s Suspension and Move to Los Angeles Clippers: Latest Updates and Controversy

2023-09-29 20:26:15

Joshua Primo #11 of the San Antonio Spurs reacts against the New Orleans Pelicans during the second half at the Smoothie King Center on February 12, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Update: 3:40 p.m. September 29:

Hours after being handed a four-game suspension from the NBA, Joshua Primo will join the Los Angeles Clippers, according to an X post from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The 20-year-old player is signing a two-way contract with Los Angeles and will continue his ongoing therapy in California.


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Primo will be getting a four-game suspension for “conduct detrimental” by the NBA, according to an X post from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The four-game suspension will take effect if Primo signs with a new team.


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“NBA probe found Primo ‘engaged in inappropriate and offensive behavior by exposing himself to women,'” Wojnarowski said in the post. “Primo maintains that his conduct was not intentional, and the league did not find evidence that he engaged in any sexual or other misconduct apart from these brief exposures.”

The Spur waived Primo just before the team’s game against the Chicago Bulls on October 28, 2022, according to a MySA report. Spurs Sports & Entertainment CEO RC Buford said in the report, “It is our hope that, in the long run, this decision will serve the best interest of both the organization and Joshua.”

On October 30, 2022, a former Spurs female employee said Primo had allegedly “exposed himself” to her. She also hired attorney Tony Buzbee for her lawsuit. Buzbee was the same person to represent the woman in the sexual misconduct lawsuit against then-Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, according to a MySA report.


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Primo’s attorney, William J. Briggs, II, released a statement on his behalf a few days after the release on November 3, 2022. The former employee was the Spurs psychologist and stated the claims were “racially charged,” according to a MySA report.

“Josh Primo is a 19-year-old NBA player who has suffered a lifetime of trauma and challenges. He is now being victimized by his former team-appointed sports psychologist, who is playing to ugly stereotypes and racially charged fears for her own financial benefit,” the statement said in the report.

Primo was the No. 12 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft by San Antonio.

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