Boston Police Investigating 76ers Big Man Jahlil Okafor
On Wednesday night, the Philadelphia 76ers lost to the Boston Celtics and saw their record fall to 0-16 but that wasn't the worst part of the night for 76er's big man Jahili Okafor.
Boston Police are now investigating an alleged incident that happened after that loss with a man on the street and Okafor.
A fight that broke out on the streets of Boston shows a man believed to Okafor and another man engaging in a fight.
This is what the Boston Globe reported:
Boston police are investigating an alleged confrontation between a Philadelphia 76ers player and another man outside the Storyville Nightclub in the Boston early Thursday morning.
The victim of the alleged assault told police on Friday that Jahlil Okafor, a center for the 76ers, began pushing and punching him after the two men had a verbal altercation outside the club at 90 Exeter St., police said.
Okafor, 19, was allegedly with another man when he approached the victim and a group of his friends at about 2 a.m. Thursday, according to police. The man told officers that Okafor was trying to get phone numbers of some female friends in the group.
When they refused Okafor's requests, the man told police he began arguing with Okafor, who allegedly “attempted to charge” at him but was held back by another person.
When he broke free, Okafor allegedly began punching the man with a closed fist and knocking him to the ground, police said.
The victim told officers he suffered a cut above his eye that required stitches.
Okafor admitted to reporters on Friday that he was involved in the incident and that he should of just walked away.
He doesn't have a history of violence or incidents of this type, but I think this is a bigger problems with the 76ers than it has to do with Okafor. They are creating a losing culture and players aren't learning to be pros especially when you don't have veterans to look up to with only one player over the age of 24.
The 76ers have not disciplined Okafor as of yet but are aware of the situation and the investigation.