Philadelphia 76ers rookie Jahlil Okafor was involved in a street fight in Boston on Wednesday night (Nov. 25), reports TMZ.
A video surfaced on Thanksgiving, which shows a man, identified as Okafor, involved in an argument with several individuals, before a scuffle broke out and he is seen punching on unknown man.
“Apparently, they said: ‘The 76ers suck and you guys are all losers. You’ll never win a game,’ ” a source close to Okafor said. “I was around the corner when it happened. I saw him a minute after he knocked the dude out. I think the guy was just talking sh*t. Saying the Sixers suck.”
The 76ers have since released a statement, saying they are looking into the incident. “We are aware of the report and we are currently working to gather additional information. Until that time, we will have no further comment.”
Okafor was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft.
Although the rookie center is leading the team in scoring, with 18.4 points a game, the team has yet to win a game this season, going 0-16. The Sixers have lost 26 straight games, dating to last season and are the first team in NBA history to start 0-16 in consecutive seasons.