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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: $1,567,007
Speaking of A.D., what’s it been like playing with him after the relationship you guys had as young kids growing up in Chicago? Jahlil Okafor: It’s been amazing. I’ve known (Davis) for a while. We’ve always been in communication. He’s always reached out and has pretty much been like a resource for me. But to be around him every day and see how he goes about his days — he’s a complete professional — he’s been great. I really can’t put into words how much it’s benefitted me, but I’m super grateful for that.
You guys obviously have a different perspective from us on the outside, but how would you explain what it’s taken for you guys to deal with all of this stuff surrounding A.D. and to separate that from how you see him as a person? Jahlil Okafor: He’s the best person in the world. Obviously, he’s a superstar but he’s like a normal person. We’re super appreciative of how he comes in every day and works. We all appreciate his wish is to be traded and we know that’s probably going to happen eventually. But he’ll always have my respect because I know how much he loves the game and I know the work he puts in.