( 4UMF NEwS ) Jahlil Okafor Knocks Out Heckler:
All that losing apparently has 76ers rookie Jahlil Okafor in a fighting mood.
Hours after Philadelphia fell to the Celtics for an NBA record-tying 26th consecutive defeat Wednesday night, Okafor brawled with two men – knocking one of them out – in a Boston streetfight, according to video obtained by TMZ Sports.
The 37-second clip begins with the 19-year-old Okafor yelling “We got money, you broke-ass n—-. We got money” at a group that allegedly taunted him as he exited the Boston Storyville nightclub with Sixers teammate Christian Wood.
“The 76ers suck” was reportedly the insult that the set him off.
Okafor responded by slamming one of his alleged taunters into a car, then decking another one with a right hook while holding back a second man who throws a punch at the 6-11 center from behind.
TMZ spoke to a representative of Okafor, who claimed that the third overall pick of the 2015 NBA draft felt threatened by the group of hecklers. Neither the 76ers or the league have commented on the incident.
Everyone involved in the fight reportedly left the scene before police arrived and no arrests were made.
“As far as the Boston Police Department was concerned, there’s not much we can pursue,” Officer Rachel McGuire of the Boston Police Department told the Philadelphia Inquirer. “Nobody was there when we arrived. We unfortunately don’t have the identity of the alleged victim. But if the victim wants to come forward and file a police report, he or she is encouraged to do so.”
“We are aware of the report and we are currently working to gather additional information,” the 76ers said in a statement released late Thursday night. “Until that time, we will have no further comment.”
The Sixers are in Houston to play the Rockets Friday night.