A cryptic video appeared Wednesday on Nia Long’s Instagram Story, which happened to be the same day Celtics coach Ime Udoka was accused of engaging in an “improper intimate and consensual relationship” with a female staff member, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
The video below features sunlight hitting the trees in a lush forest with an accompanying message that focuses on finding light after “darkness.”
“When you see people change their whole life and start walking down a path of enlightenment, hugging trees, connecting with nature, loving themselves, embracing positivity, letting that light shine, understand one thing: that light that you see, understand one thing about that light: they had to go into the darkness to get it. No shadow, no light, know shadow, know light,” the video said.
Long and Nia were first linked in 2010 and have a son together.
Long had been going viral as she cheered on Udoka during the Celtics’ playoff push in late May, which included an NBA Finals appearance against the Warriors.
Udoka is said to be in violation of the organization’s code of conduct over the apparent romance with an unnamed staffer.
He has since been suspended for the entire upcoming season.