NBA and Kings open investigation into Luke Walton sexual assault allegations
- Kelli Tennant says she was afraid Walton would rape her at hotel
- Lawyer for Kings coach says assault claims are ‘baseless’
- Kings and NBA are taking allegations ‘very seriously’
The NBA and Sacramento Kings have launched a joint investigation into allegations Luke Walton sexually assaulted a woman in 2014.
Former sports reporter Kelli Tennant said she visited Walton, who was then an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors, at a Santa Monica hotel. Walton had written a forward to her book and she wanted to give him a copy. In a lawsuit filed earlier this week Tennant alleges Walton invited her to his room and assaulted her.