WTXF- PHILADELPHIA - The morning after the Sixers' first victory of the season, the team is dealing with even more negative attention on the off-court exploits of rookie center Jahlil Okafor.
TMZ.com has posted video of a second physical confrontation involving the 19-year-old Okafor in Boston, following the team's loss to the Celtics Nov. 25. Reports and video had already surfaced of a separate incident the same night.
In the newly released video, shot on a mobile device and obtained by TMZ Sports, Okafor can be seen jawing with heckling fans on a Boston street, and throwing at least a couple of punches. One man is seen lying on the street, although the video does not make clear that Okafor was the one who struck him.
At one point a bystander blurts out "you are disrespecting one of the best players in the NBA!"
Okafor had 12 points and 5 rebounds Tuesday night in the Sixers' 103-91 win over the Los Angeles Lakers, as the team notched its first win of the year in Philadelphia native Kobe Bryant's final game in Philadelphia. Sixers coach Brett Brown pointed out after the game that Okafor wasn't yet born when Bryant entered the league in 1996.