Police: Possible attack by Sixers' center may have been over women's phone numbers, not how his team sucks

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.

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Go to bed and what

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sleep off being a chump, entitled jerk, kid who can't take rejection!? I was hoping he was being heckled and lost his cool not mad because he blown off.

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0-16

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His behind should have been in the gym, I guess we know why you have no W's.

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A more likely story

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The player said hello to the ladies and asked for their digits. When the ladies started chatting with the players, their self-appointed guardians/owners got bent out of shape and started a fight.

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Convenience Shopping

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He wasn't at the locker room when this happened.

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Not what witnesses said.

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This is the statement of the guy who supposedly started it all by shooting his mouth off, who now wants to get money. You might not want to make his words into a headline.

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The police doesn't get the

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The police doesn't get the story right half of the time and they either charge or arrest the wrong person. This is a simple assault not in police presence. This is up to the individual to file a complaint through the courts if this is what really happened but people lie all the time.

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That's for sure.....

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I have seen the Boston Police respond to an incident and make it worse and arrest the wrong person. They are way too aggressive and cocky. They take the word of people who lie to them or if they know them they help them out and the other person gets into trouble. They need a lot more extensive training.

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