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Jahlil Okafor 'Not Proud' Of Off-Court Incidents

Nov 30, 2015 12:17 PM

Jahlil Okafor apologized for several off-court incidents in his personal life.

Okafor was pulled over about three weeks ago for driving 108 MPH in a 45 MPH zone. Okafor was also involved in a fight outside a Boston nightclub.

"I hold myself to a higher standard than anyone else ever could and I'm not proud of some of my decisions over the last few months," Okafor tweeted. "I own my choices both personally and now publicly. At this point I am cooperating and respecting the process I have to go through."

Okafor declined to address the issues with reporters.

"I'm not talking about anything but basketball," Okafor said before Sunday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum. "I already made my statement."

Brett Brown said he's unsure if Okafor will receive a suspension.

"As an organization, anything like this is concerning."

"It's like any 19-year-old kid," Brown said. "You are trying to find ways to help him.

"He's knows he's made mistakes, and we know he's made mistakes. As an organization we will deal with them as we need to and should."

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Tags: Jahlil Okafor, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Suspension

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Jason Kidd Suspended One Game By NBA

Nov 27, 2015 1:01 PM

Jason Kidd has received a one-game suspension by the NBA for slapping the ball out of a referee's hands and not leaving the court in a timely manner.

The incident occurred with 1:49 remaining in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's game.

Kidd will serve his suspension on Friday when the Milwaukee Bucks play the Orlando Magic.

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Tags: Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Suspension

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Jahlil Okafor Punches Man Outside Boston Nightclub

Nov 27, 2015 11:21 AM

Jahlil Okafor was involved in a fight outside a Boston nightclub early Thursday morning, according to a video obtained and published by TMZ.

Okafor is seen shouting at several individuals and then shoves a man to the ground.

Okafor then punches a man after at least one person tries to restrain him, knocking him to the ground again.

At the start of the video, Okafor can be heard shouting to someone, "We got money, you broke ass . . ." He utters a racial slur.

Boston police don't plan on investigating the fight unless someone involved comes forward to say they were victim of a crime.

"Apparently, they said: 'The 76ers suck and you guys are all losers. You'll never win a game,' " a source close to Okafor told ESPN's Jeff Goodman.

"I was around the corner when it happened. I saw him a minute after he knocked the dude out," the source said. "I think the guy was just talking s---. Saying the Sixers suck."

Mike Sielski/Philadelphia Inquirer

Tags: Jahlil Okafor, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Suspension

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Jason Kidd Ejected After Knocking Ball Out Of Ref's Hands

Nov 26, 2015 10:32 AM

Jason Kidd was ejected from Wednesday's game after knocking the ball away from a referee's hands.

Kidd said he was sticking up for himself and protecting his players before he was tossed.

"I walked all the way down to get a timeout," Kidd said, "and then we had our discussion. He gave me the T.

"From there, I'm trying to protect my guys. Understanding we felt we were getting fouled and the whistle wasn't being blown. What happens in this league, you have to stand up for yourself, and my job is to protect those young guys.

"But that wasn't the issue of the game. We gave them warm-up jump shots. They got our temperature, saw we didn't want to play defense and they took advantage of it. That's as easy as it is."

Kidd was restrained by O.J. Mayo and an assistant coach.


Tags: Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Suspension

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NBRA Believes Mike Budenholzer Should Have Been Suspended

Nov 23, 2015 5:15 PM

Mike Budenholzer has received a $25,000 fine for making contact with referee Ben Taylor.

But the National Basketball Referees Association believes Budenholzer should have received a suspension.

The incident occurred on Saturday.

"Referees operate in environment in which an influential NBA team owner has repeatedly mocked the efficacy of fines as means to change bad behavior. Coaches should compete by creating better teams, not by physically intimidating officials."

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, NBA, NBA Suspension

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DeMarcus Cousins Receives One-Game Suspension For Forearm To Horford

Nov 19, 2015 5:44 PM

DeMarcus Cousins has received a one-game suspension for hitting Al Horford in the head with a forearm.

The incident occurred with 2:00 remaining in the first quarter of the Hawks' 103-97 win over the Kings on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at Philips Arena.

Cousins will serve his suspension on Thursday when the Kings play at the Miami Heat.

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Tags: DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Suspension

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Gerald Green Punched Man During Incident

Nov 11, 2015 10:29 PM

Gerald Green punched a man and then was combative with paramedics to the point of needing to be handcuffed so he could be transported to a trauma center last week, according to a police incident report.

The man who was punched by Green did not wish to press charges.

Green's hospitalization and suspension had remained unexplained for several days.

According to the report, Green asked the front desk staff at the building where he was staying to call Miami Fire Rescue around 10:20 a.m. on Nov. 4. Green had blood on his hands, for reasons not made clear in the report.


Green then collapsed on the valet parking ramp.

When returning to the lobby with the help of a man who was trying to keep him in the area while paramedics responded, Green punched the main in the right eye.


Tags: Gerald Green, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Suspension, NBA Injury

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Gerald Green Suspended Two Games By Heat

Nov 10, 2015 6:24 PM

The Miami Heat are suspending Gerald Green for two games.

Green was hospitalized for several days last week for an undisclosed medical reason.

Green's suspension was for conduct detrimental to the team.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Gerald Green, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Suspension

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