*In Boston, Jahlil Okafor, the Philadelphia 76ers rookie center, got into a fight with a heckler, outside a bar.
TMZ is reporting that Okafor was at Storyville, a Boston nightclub with some friends and an unnamed teammate after the 76ers 84-80 loss to the Celtics when words with another group of men turned physical.
19-year-old Okafor was screaming at the other man, “We got money you broke ass n**ga.”
A scuffle ensues — people tried to hold Okafor back — but then he escapes and swings wildly at another man … connecting … and sending him flying to the ground.
In the melee, Okafor tumbles to the ground and a man in a green jacket tries to punch the 6’11” superstar in the back of the head.
We’re told everyone got up and fled the scene and no arrests were made.
Okafor says he was being heckled from the moment he left the club and the altercation began after one man yelled, “The 76ers suck.”
And for what it’s worth, Okafor is averaging 17.7 points and 9.6 rebounds this season for the 76ers.