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Dec 02

Jahlil Okafor

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As reported by TMZ Sports, Jahlil Okafor has been suspended for 2 games by the Philadelphia 76ers — effective immediately — in the wake of video showing the NBA star in multiple street fights in Boston. You can read the full article here.

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Is it just me, or are you getting tired of hearing stories like this? There are so many kids and young adults who can only dream of playing professional basketball. With this opportunity comes responsibility and holding yourself to a higher standard. If that means that you need to change who you hang around with or the places you go, that is part of the deal. It also means that you cannot allow yourself to get drawn into situations by others who may bully or heckle you. It’s really that simple.

Yes he’s young, and I believe in second chances. However, with his history, he’s been given more than a second chance. I don’t know that a 2-game suspension will change this behavior. Maybe, what do you think?

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