Jahlil Okafor: Learning Life’s Lessons In The Paint

Posted in Blogroll on December 1st, 2015 by Ron Glover

(Philly.com)

Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor (8) drives to the basket while Boston Celtics center Jared Sullinger (7) defends during the first half at TD Garden.

In one month, Sixers top pick Jahlil Okafor has found rookie life in the NBA to be an experience on and off the court.

Philadelphia 76ers center and standout rookie Jahlil Okafor was involved in a scuffle with a heckler outside of a Boston nightclub on November 25th — hours after his team had dropped their 16th consecutive game to open the 2015-16 season. In the days to follow, the man who heckled Okafor began the process which could lead to a civil suit. It also became public knowledge that Okafor had a gun drawn on him early in November, attempted to use a fake I.D. and was stopped for driving 108 MPH on the Ben Franklin Bridge back in October.

All three incidents call for the utmost attention of an organization which has chosen to load their roster with young men devoid of any true leadership on or off the court.

 

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