Basketball trainer Rob McClanaghan, who worked with LeBron James and Stephen Curry, arrested on reported rape charge

NBA trainer Rob McClanaghan was reportedly arrested in Rhode Island. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Content warning: This story contains depictions of alleged sexual assault.

Rob McClanaghan, one of the most well-known names in NBA training circles, was reportedly arrested Friday and charged with rape. McClanaghan was reportedly arrested in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, according to wcvb.com.

McClanaghan, 43, is accused of drugging and raping a woman in downtown Boston. Police in Boston conducted an investigation and issued a warrant for McClanaghan on Thursday. McClanaghan, who lives in Warwick, Rhode Island, was arrested the following day. He will reportedly be arraigned in a Rhode Island court Monday, per wcvb.com.

McClanaghan has worked with a number of NBA stars, per his website. He lists Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and Golden State Warriors’ MVP Stephen Curry among his biggest clients. McClanaghan also lists Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook as clients. Curry wrote the forward to McClanaghan’s book “Net Work,” which was released in 2020.

The Boston Celtics issued a statement to wcvb.com saying McClanaghan is not affiliated with the team. McClanaghan reportedly worked with Celtics interim head coach Joe Mazzulla at Bishop Hendricken High School.

On his website, McClanaghan says he also works as a consultant and does speaking engagements.

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