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Sixers rookie big man Jahlil Okafor is having a great individual campaign as he is averaging 17.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. However, the Sixers are still winless with a record of 0-18 and the kid is pretty frustrated.
Last week, he had an altercation in Boston in which he punched a dude in the face and now he’s been assigned a security guard by the Sixers.
Anytime Okafor goes out he will have a bodyguard with him to make sure he doesn’t have any more issues like that again. Via ESPN:
After being involved recently in a few embarrassing and potentially dangerous off-the-court incidents, Philadelphia 76ers star rookie Jahlil Okafor will now be accompanied by a security guard whenever he goes out, according to league sources.
The request for security came from Okafor’s handlers, who asked the 76ers to make a security guard available to their first-round draft pick out of Duke. The Sixers did not return a phone call seeking comment, but two sources said the team will honor the request.
“A lot of teams do that for their players anyway,” a source close to Okafor said. “So from now on, the Sixers are going to have someone at his disposal full time.”