The NBA season is on full lockdown and basketball stars are finding new and interesting ways to keep themselves entertained. Lebron James is posting dance videos with his family, Giannis Antetokounmpo is testing out his guitar skills and Steph Curry is proving once and for all that he is a freak of nature. But sadly for Denver Nuggets’ point guard Jamal Murray, the social distancing period has been far more social than he would like. The 23-year-old has been forced to apologise to fans after an x-rated video of him and girlfriend Harper Hempel was aired on Instagram to his more than 464,000 followers.
According to Jamal Murray, the post was the result of a hacked account. He took to Twitter to apologise for the incident, revealing he was currently working on the situation.
First and foremost I would like to apologize to my fans. My account has been hacked, currently working on the issue. Thanks ??
— Jamal Murray (@BeMore27) March 22, 2020
For Murray, who was having a career-best year before the season was postponed, averaging 18.8 points and 4.8 assists per night, the scandal comes at a terrible time. NBA fans are hungry for news, trades, and announcements now that games are off the table, and sadly, Jamal Murray and his girlfriend’s private life has become basketball’s biggest story. In fact, Hempel, who has been in a relationship with Murray since they attended college together at Kentucky, has gone on to delete her Instagram in the wake of the scandal.
It’s a sad situation if Jamal Murray’s claims of a hack are true, but if it was an unintentional slip, he wouldn’t be the first NBA player to make that mistake. Back in 2016, Golden State Warriors All-Star Draymond Green famously posted a photo of his penis to his public Snapchat profile. Green also claimed he was hacked, but common sense suggests he may have just hit the ‘add to story’ button on a risky pic by accident, proving that even our most esteemed athletes are human after all.
Who is Jamal Murray?
Canadian-born Jamal Murray is a professional NBA player for the Denver Nuggets. He was the 7th overall draft pick in 2016. In 2019, he signed a five-year contract extension worth a reported US$170 million.
What did Jamal Murray do on Instagram?
During the 2020 pandemic lockdown, NBA star Jamal Murray's Instagram featured a sexually explicit video of him and girlfriend Harper Hempel. Murray claims his account was hacked, but most people think it was a pure accident.
Did Jamal Murray apologize?
After a sex tape was posted to his Instagram account, Jamal Murray took to Twitter to apologize. In the same tweet, he chalked the incident up to hacking.