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Jahlil Okafor
Jahlil Okafor
Position: C
Born: 12/15/95
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:270 lbs. / 122.5 kg.
Salary: $4,582,680
And from his friendship with Mike Krzyzewski, Okafor’s college coach at Duke, to his coaxing the NBA’s superstars into revitalizing the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball program, Colangelo hoped he could reach Okafor before the kid put his career in more peril. “What I’ve tried to do is encourage him and talk about what this is all about,” Colangelo said in a phone interview Thursday, adding that he has met with Okafor three or four more times since Dec. 26. “There’s a lot at stake as it relates to a career and a future. In other words, encouragement is basically the bottom line and saying, ‘Look, everyone makes mistakes, and you have to learn from those mistakes on the floor and off. Just tune in.’ ”
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The episodes, Okafor admits, “definitely took a toll” on the court. “I thought I was playing pretty decently before it happened. I think the next two or three games, I wasn’t just really focused.” He’s in a black shirt and pants, sitting in his family room. It’s a spacious place, with pop-a-shot hoops, a chair from the 2015 Final Four and views of the city. The fireplace is on. His fake Christmas tree, still aglow, is standing in the far corner, next to two remote control trucks. “I felt like I didn’t want to be out on the court in front of so many people,” he continues. “I was embarrassed about it at the time. It was something I had to talk to my family about.” He called his private trainer, who has been working with him since middle school. “We had conversations all night,” Okafor says. “He showed me different people of high power who messed up, who have overcome. That really helped me out.”
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