ALL that losing might be getting to Philadelphia 76ers rookie lottery draft pick Jahlil Okafor after he allegedly punched a man outside a Boston nightclub following his team's 84-80 loss to the Boston Celtics.
In a video released by TMZ Sports Thursday (Friday, Manila time) the 19-year old Okafor was outside Storyville Boston nightclub when the incident happened.
The report said the incident started after a man yelled, "The 76ers suck!" at the young center. It also mentioned that an unnamed teammate with Okafor was also involved in another physical altercation.
"We spoke with a rep for Jahlil who tells us...Okafor says he was being heckled from the moment he left the club and felt threatened because people swarmed him on the street," according to TMZ which mentioned that the participants left after the incident and no arrests were made.
The third overall pick of the NBA 2015 Draft has been part of a Sixers team that has started the season 0-16, earning the young squad the distinction of being the first team in NBA history to start back-to-back seasons with such a woeful record.
Despite his team’s struggles, the big man from Duke has posted good numbers, posting per game averages of 18.4 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.8 blocks.