Ever since Thanksgiving Day, talking about Jahlil Okafor hasn’t been a result of how he’s playing on the court. From his bar fight outside of a Boston establishment on Wednesday night, to the revelation he had a gun pulled on him back in October, to now finding out he was driving 108 miles per hour over the Ben Franklin Bridge, Jahlil Okafor has gone from being a positive part of the Sixers season to, if not a negative one, a very controversial one.
Four sources independently comfirmed to the The Inquirer the 76ers center was pulled over on the Ben Franklin Bridge around three weeks ago for 108 miles-per-hour. Anything over 40MPH is considered reckless driving.
Like I said before, we’ve all sped before. However, I can’t say I’ve ever gone 100 plus miles per hour over a bridge. Even at 19. Yeah, the kid is making some dumb decisions, but with all of this coming out publicly, it’s probably time for him to mature a bit quicker than he was on pace for.