Video: Jahlil Okafor swats little kid’s shot into crowd


Former Duke basketball star and third round pick in the 2015 NBA Draft Jahlil Okafor seems to be fitting in quite nicely into the Philadelphia 76ers organization. He proved that when he took time to play a friendly game of pickup basketball with a few of the team’s younger fans.

Nobody expected him to actually play like he was already on the court.

Complex shared a video of Okafor at the 76ers’ Beach Bash on Saturday where a little kid attempted to shoot a three pointer. Okafor took matters into his own hands and swatted the kid’s shot into Pittsburgh.

Oh great, now everyone will be saying the NBA rookie hates little kids. To prove that he doesn’t, he picked a little girl and allowed her to dunk on the rim.

Perhaps Okafor is really a nice guy after all. It looks like people are going to love him when he hits the court in November.

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Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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