November 30, 2015
Jahlil Okafor’s recent off-court behavior has become a major talking point both in Philadelphia and nationally. In response, Okafor will reportedly have more protection when he’s out and about from now on. From ESPN’s Chris Broussard:
After being involved recently in a few embarrassing and potentially dangerous off-the-court incidents, Philadelphia 76ers star rookie Jahlil Okafor will now be accompanied by a security guard whenever he goes out, according to league sources.
The request for security came from Okafor's handlers, who asked the 76ers to make a security guard available to their first-round draft pick out of Duke. The Sixers did not return a phone call seeking comment, but two sources said the club will honor the request.
It’s interesting that this idea seems to have come from Okafor’s camp and not the team. In the story, Broussard additionally says that those people close to the rookie center are currently giving him tough love. “We’re all over him,” is what the anonymous person was quoted as saying.
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