Tuesday 22nd January 2019,

Jahlil Okafor Involved In Boston Street Fight


According to TMZ, Philadelphia 76ers rookie Jahlil Okafor was involved in a street fight in Boston on Wednesday night.

A video surfaced earlier that showed Okafor verbally sparring with several individuals. A scuffle broke out, and Okafor can be seen punching a man hard in the face outside a bar in Boston. The altercation happened after Okafor and the 76ers lost to the Celtics.

A source close to Okafor, who was around the corner when it happened, claims that the individuals were talking smack:

‘The 76ers suck and you guys are all losers. You’ll never win a game.’
“I think the guy was just talking s—. Saying the Sixers suck.”

A rep for Jahlil said he was being heckled from the moment he left the club and felt threatened because people swarmed him on the street. He says he was with a teammate and that someone got physical with his teammate so he did what he felt needed to be done to protect himself and his friend.

Here is a video obtained by TMZ of the incident:

The 76ers have since released a statement stating that they are aware of the incident and are currently working to gather additional information. No further comments will be made until then.

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