Jahlil Okafor was selected 3rd in the 2015 NBA draft, and last night, he proved his allegiance to the team that took him on, picking a fight with a heckler in Boston.
Apparently Okafor wasn’t too pleased when a guy yelled “the 76ers suck” following the team’s loss to the Boston Celtics Wednesday, and from there, things only got more heated.
TMZ has footage of the brawl that ensued, which shows Okafor being held back before swinging on the guy, at which point a couple of other dudes push their way into the altercation.
While we see a cop car in one of the shots, it’s said that everyone involved in the fight fled the scene, avoiding arrest. A rep for Okafor says that the player was “protecting” a teammate (who’s name was not shared) as he was being attacked by one of the hecklers. According to the source, they had been harassing Okafor and his friend all night.
Check out the footage below.