In a piece for the Players’ Tribune, Okafor wrote about the player he can become in Brooklyn.
— The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) January 8, 2018
I just wanted to do everything in my power to make sure that the organization trading for me — they got a warrior and a leader. To make sure they got a player with the type of game that helps teams go deep into the playoffs.
And to make sure they got what my family, friends and I have always envisioned me becoming: a franchise cornerstone.