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Boston police say a man has come forward saying he’s the victim in a fight involving Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor that was recorded and posted online. Authorities say a man filed a police report Friday saying the fight outside a nightclub left him with stitches over his eye.
Boston police are now investigating a street fight involving Philadelphia 76ers rookie Jahlil Okafor that took place early Thursday, according to a statement issued Friday evening.
According to the statement, a man filed a police report Friday morning stating he was the victim of assault and battery outside the Storyville nightclub on Exeter Street in Boston at around 2 a.m. on Thursday. The man said that Okafor and another man approached his group and asked some of the women for their phone numbers. When the women declined, a verbal altercation ensued, followed by a physical scuffle. The man said Okafor pushed him and punched him, knocking him to the ground and causing a cut over his eye that later required stitches.
Police said they are “actively reviewing” the case and no charges have been filed. Police had said earlier Friday that they would not investigate the case unless someone involved came forward to say they were the victim of a crime.
Describing what prompted the altercation, a source close to Okafor told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, “Apparently they said, ‘The 76ers suck and you guys are all losers. You’ll never win a game.'” “I was around the corner when it happened. I saw [Okafor] a minute after he knocked the dude out,” the source said. “I think the guy was just talking s—. Saying the Sixers suck.”
Okafor, who was with teammate Christian Wood at the time, said he spoke to Sixers coach Brett Brown about the incident Thursday. The 76ers released a statement Thursday evening saying they were aware of the report and working to gather additional information. An NBA spokesman also said Friday that the league was aware of and looking into the matter.