Chicago native Jahlil Okafor suspended two games by 76ers

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After Jahlil Okafor’s numerous off-the-court issues came to light in the past week, the 76ers announced Wednesday they have suspended Okafor for two games.

“Jahlil is a very important part of our organization and our future. While we are disappointed with his recent actions, we have faith in him as a valued member of the Sixers,” the team said in a statement, via ESPN. “We will provide the necessary resources to support him on his journey and will do our part to help him succeed both on and off the court.”

Earlier today, TMZ released a video from another fight involving the former Whitney Young star.

Another Jahlil Okafor fight video surfaces—reportIt was the second Okafor fight video to be released in the past week. In addition, other recent reports have accused Okafor of driving at speeds above 100 mph and using a fake ID.

The former Duke center was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2015 draft and is averaging 17 points and eight rebound per game for the 1-18 76ers. He’ll miss Wednesday’s game in New York as well as Saturday’s game against the Nuggets.

According to ESPN, the 76ers are now providing security guards for Okafor.

All stats via ESPN.

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