Jahlil Okafor Says Getting into a Streetfight Was ‘Dumb’

by November 27, 2015

Philadelphia Sixers rookie center Jahlil Okafor expressed regret Friday over his involvement in a street brawl that was caught on video.

The leading Rookie of the Year candidate got into a tussle with some drunk knuckleheads in Boston on Wednesday night following the Sixers’ latest loss, and says he’s embarrassed by the whole thing.

Luckily for big Jah, the police have decided to let the incident slide.

Per the Philly Inquirer:

The incident started because he and teammate Christian Wood, who was present, were being heckled by Boston fans over the Sixers struggles.


“It was definitely dumb on my part,” Okafor said Friday of the incident. “It’s something that I am embarrassed about [He is] still dealing with the league and the team. But I’m not happy about it at all. But we are still going through the process of what we are going to do.”


Okafor said he told Sixers coach Brett Brown about the altercation Thursday afternoon was when he boarding the plan to Houston. […] The 19-year-old will play in Friday night’s game against the Houston Rockets.