Philadelphia 76ers Rumors
Nik Stauskas will not play Wednesday night against the Boston Celtics due to a contusion on the outside of his left knee. The 76ers shooting guard will also miss Friday game at Friday’s game at the Houston Rockets and Sunday’s game at the Memphis Grizzlies. Coach Brett Brown said Stauskas will likely be out for a week.
Jahlil Okafor, the Philadelphia 76ers rookie, was allegedly involved in a brawl outside a Boston bar early Thanksgiving morning. Okafor started and had 19 points and 9 rebounds in the Sixers 4-point loss to the Celtics on Wednesday. TMZ has the video of the incident and some details:
We’re told everyone got up and fled the scene and no arrests were made. We’re told the altercation began because one of the men in the other group yelled at Jahlil, “The 76ers suck.” We spoke with a rep for Jahlil who tells us … Okafor says he was being heckled from the moment he left the club and felt threatened because people swarmed him on the street.
Ronald AngSiy, a 25-year-old MBA student at the Wharton School at UPenn, has been a Sixers season-ticket holder since 2012. When the latest wave of gallows humor washed over a few NBA subreddits earlier this month, AngSiy decided to take action. “Everyone talks about how Brown gets the crappy side of The Process,” AngSiy told ESPN. “So we decided to send him some gifts to cheer him up.”
Through crowd-funding, AngSiy said he’s received more than $400 dedicated to giving Brown a relaxation package, which he will personally deliver later to the team later this season. “As of right now,” AngSiy said, “we have a fruit basket with herbs and tea; we have a box of truffle chocolates; we’re getting a very expensive case of Jack Daniels; a spa treatment and massage. … It grows by $50 increments every day. Maybe I’ll buy him a puppy or something.”