After being involved in a few off-court shenanigans, Sixers rookie Jahlil Okafor reportedly will now have a security guard tailing him wherever he goes.
This, according to Chris Boussard’s report on ESPN.com.
The move came at the heels of the 2015 third over-all draft pick’s involvement in a scuffle outside a Boston bar last week. Prior to that, Okafor, who turns 20 on December 15, has also reportedly attempted to use a fake ID to get service at a local bar.
Okafor’s handlers made the request for the close-in security from Philadelphia management for their prized investment out of Duke. The team has not yet confirmed this, but sources said it is like that the 76ers will grant the said 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.”
Aside from the previously reported incidents outside the court, Okafor was allegedly pulled over for driving over 108 mph.
His misconducts garnered reactions from netizens under the hashtag #StuffJahlilDid on networking site Twitter – many of which called out his concerning slip-ups.
Okafor, for his part, was quick to address criticisms on his official account on Monday.
Okafor currently leads all rookies in the National Basketball Association with an average of 17.5 points 8.2 rebounds through his first 18 games of the season.