Sixers Suspend Jahlil Okafor For Two Games For Punching Hecklers, Says Team
Everyone has hobbies: Jahlil Okafor's is running around the streets of Philadelphia brawling with hecklers. It's happened on at least two occasions, according to video evidence, and recently he knocked one dude unconscious.
So today the 76ers let it be known that they'd like him to switch hobbies -- perhaps scrapbooking? To give him tie to buy supplies, the team suspended Okafor for two games. That would be tonight at the Knicks and then Saturday at home vs. the Nuggets, assuming there's no appeal or other mitigating circumstances involved.
The 76ers have suspended Jahlil Okafor for two games, team says.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) December 2, 2015
— Robert Littal (@BSO) December 2, 2015
76ers official statement:
PHILADELPHIA, PA – DECEMBER 2, 2015 – We have made the determination to suspend Jahlil Okafor for two games, effective immediately.
Jahlil is a very important part of our organization and our future. While we are disappointed with his recent actions, we have faith in him as a valued member of the Sixers. We will provide the necessary resources to support him on his journey and will do our part to help him succeed both on and off the court.
Okafor has a better bar fighting record than the 76ers have in the NBA. Ironic thing is he isn't old enough to drink https://t.co/KBFwSQgTzy
— Pinwheel Empire (@pinwheelempire) December 2, 2015
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