Jahlil Okafor Involved in Boston Street Fight Following Sixers Loss

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Jahlil Okafor, the Philadelphia 76ers rookie, was allegedly involved in a brawl outside a Boston bar early Thanksgiving morning. Okafor started and had 19 points and 9 rebounds in the Sixers 4-point loss to the Celtics on Wednesday. TMZ has the video of the incident and some details:

"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."

"He says he was with a teammate — who he wouldn’t name — and says someone got physical with the teammate … so Jahlil did what he felt he needed to do to protect himself and his friend."

According to TMZ, the altercation began when someone yelled, “The 76ers suck!”