New Los Angeles Lakers head coach JJ Redick reportedly denied a claim that he called a woman who worked with the Duke basketball team the N-word.

“It never happened,” a spokesperson from Redick’s camp told TMZ Sports on Tuesday.

Halleemah Nash, a Duke alum whose LinkedIn account says she paired the university’s players with a sports mentorship program when Redick starred there in the aughts, took to X after the ex-NBA player was introduced as the Lakers’ coach.

“I’ve only been called the N word to my face by a white man once in my life and it was on the campus of Duke University while I was doing work with the basketball team,” she wrote. “And today he was named the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. What a world.”

Nash, who now runs a company that fosters job opportunities for “generation Z talent of color,” elaborated on her viral post several hours later.

“For context, this was years ago and Im a believer that we all have space to grow- especially from our college level maturity,” she wrote. “We live in a world where these exchanges happen and the intersection of race and privilege and lack of accountability all collided w/that presser.”

Redick, a former college player of the year who played 15 seasons in the NBA, reportedly signed a four-year deal despite a glaring void on his resume.

“I have zero coaching experience in the NBA, but I would argue that I’m very experienced. It started 22 years ago when I went to Duke,” he said at his news conference.

Redick is often active on social media but had yet to address the accusation on X as of this writing.

HuffPost has reached out to the Lakers for comment from the team and Redick.

JJ Redick fields questions from reporters at his introductory press conference.
JJ Redick fields questions from reporters at his introductory press conference.

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