Boston Police report they are investigating an incident outside Storyville on Exeter Street early Thursday that apparently ended with Philadelphia 76ers' center Jahlil Okafor showing his boxing chops are better than his basketball skills.
Police say the incident happened, as these things often seem to do, as the club closed around 2 a.m. It possibly did not help that Okafor's team had lost a few hours earlier to the Celtics, giving them a perfect 0-16 record for the season.
Victim states that two black males, one believed to be Okafor, approached his group of friends and quickly began talking to a few of his female friends in an effort obtain their phone numbers. According to the victim, when his female companions refused their advances, a verbal altercation ensued between him and the suspect. During the argument, the male victim states that Okafor attempted to charge him but was momentarily restrained by another individual. Eventually, however, the victim states that Okafor broke free and began pushing and punching him. Victim further states that the suspect struck him with a closed fist and knocked him to the ground. Victim stated he sustained a cut above his eye which later required stitches.
District D-4 detectives are on the case and invite anybody who may have seen the incident to call them at 617-343-5619. No charges have yet been filed and police did not say if they are also investigating whether Okafor, just 19, had anything to drink beforehand.
Good player until proven bad, etc.