Jahlil Okafor has been in the news alot over the past week thanks to a fight he got into while in Boston with the Sixers. Police are currently investigating that situation after Okafor punched someone square in the face after he allegedly felt threatened by hecklers who kept telling him the Sixers suck. While that gets sorted out, there is now a report that this isn’t the first incident involving Okafor since he was drafted. A much scarier occurrence happened last month when he got a gun pointed at him in Philly.


Okafor had a gun pulled on him back in October, according to a report by John Finger at CSNPhilly.com.

The 19-year-old Sixers’ rookie was outside an Old City nightclub after 2 a.m. on October 4 when he and another person began arguing with two men sitting in a parked car near the corner of 2nd and Walnut Streets, according to a witness. The verbal disagreement escalated and a witness said he saw Okafor try to punch the driver through the open driver’s side window. During the altercation, the driver and passenger exited the car and the passenger pointed a gun in the direction of Okafor and his associate, per the witness.

U.S. Park Rangers — who patrol nearby Independence Hall — arrived on the scene during the altercation, according to separate reports filed by the U.S. Park Rangers and the Philadelphia Police Department and obtained by CSNPhilly.com. The man who exited the passenger side of the car fled on foot and appeared to toss his gun, per multiple witnesses. According to the police report, the driver got into a black Camaro with red stripes and sped off. The car was not stopped….

A law enforcement source told CSNPhilly.com that a gun magazine was recovered near the scene and submitted for fingerprint analysis. The law enforcement source said the investigation is ongoing. It is unclear what happened to Okafor or his associate after the incident or if they were interviewed by U.S. Park Rangers or PPD.

You can’t blame Jahlil completely for these situations he finds himself in. He is only 19 years old and he has millions of dollars accessible to him, so of course he is going to enjoy his free time. Perhaps someone close to him can get him to realize that maybe his fun needs to be in different types of atmosphere’s moving forward. There are people out here who will beef with you just cause and they have nothing to lose compared to you.