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Jahlil Okafor on Fight Video I Was Mad We Sucked ... and Drunk

10/11/2017 8:45 AM PDT
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Jahlil Okafor is opening about his infamous '15 streetfight in front of a Boston nightclub -- saying he lost his cool hours after the 76ers blew their chance to finally win a game that season. 

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Okafor went on a violent bender on Nov. 25, 2015 -- socking at least 2 men in the face outside Storyville Boston nightclub hours after Philadelphia (0-15 at the time) lost to the Celtics. 

Okafor is now explaining the situation to SB Nation saying, "We were almost about to win that game against the Celtics and it ended up getting away from us in the fourth quarter," Okafor said.

"I remember just being upset because I thought we were about to get our first win. And I just decided I'm going to go out that night. I don't remember a lot of it, because I was really intoxicated."

"And me being drunk, I wasn't in my right state of mind. I remember being taunted -- just random stuff I would hear all the time on the court. I just reacted differently."

Okafor says he was so embarrassed after the fight, he didn't leave his house for 2 weeks. 

The good news ... Okafor says he's grown and matured as a person since that incident -- and he's essentially stayed out of trouble ever since. 

Ben Simmons Crushes Alley-Oop from 12-Year-Old Kid with Cerebral Palsy

8/3/2017 10:57 AM PDT
Breaking News

Forget the Clippers ... Ben Simmons turned PHILLY into Lob City today -- with the help of a stud 12-year-old hooper diagnosed with cerebral palsy. 

The 76ers superstar hit the gym Thursday to surprise Tyler Osowski -- who just underwent a major operation in June to help him walk better. 

Simmons had heard Tyler was a HUUUGE Sixers fan -- and loves Simmons -- so, he worked with FOX 29's Dawn Timmeney to set up a shootaround. 

What ensued was pretty great -- the two bro'd down on the court and Tyler even dished up a pretty sweet alley-oop! 

Great story -- props to everyone involved. 

Nerlens Noel Shades 76ers I Don't Miss Philly!

8/3/2017 7:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

He's unemployed at the moment, but think Nerlens Noel misses playing for the Philadelphia 76ers??

"NAH."

It was that simple when we asked the 23-year-old about his old squad outside of Warwick nightclub in L.A. last night, where he was partying until 2 in the morning. 

Noel's story is bizarre ... he was the 6th overall pick in the '13 NBA Draft -- and after bouncing from the 76ers to the Mavs, he's currently a free agent. 

After watching the clip, seems a Philly reunion is out of the question. 

Our photog also tried to ask about Ben Simmons (and totally screwed up the question) -- but Noel only had kind words ... saying he thinks the 76ers prodigy could be great. 

Markelle Fultz Forgets '76ers' In 1st Draft Instagram Post

6/23/2017 6:04 AM PDT
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Oops.

Seems Markelle Fultz was so excited to publish his first sponsored Instagram post after he was drafted Thursday night, he forgot to fill in the template ... and left out the Philadelphia 76ers

It's not uncommon for sponsors to give stars a template to publish on social media -- Scott Disick accidentally posted the instructions once -- and Fultz made a similar flub at Tissot's expense.

"Excited to head to (City) and join the (team name). @Tissot.us is helping me get started with my (team name) watch. #ThisIsMyTime #NBADraft."

Oops.

Don't worry, Fultz noticed his mistake and quickly filled in the blanks. 

Rookie mistake.

Philadelphia 76ers Hilariously Butcher 'Rocky' Quotes ... 'Yooo Adrian!!!

11/16/2016 11:45 AM PST

Mick ... and Adrian ... and Paulie ... and Apollo might ALL be rolling in their graves after this -- 'cause here are a bunch of the Philadelphia 76ers doing "Rocky" quotes -- and it's so bad, it's good. 

Jahlil Okafor, Joel Embiid, Nik Stauskas and more all take a swing and delivering some of the most famous quotes from the franchise ... despite the fact they have terrible Philly accents. 

Our favorite part ... Dario Saric singing "Eye of the Tiger."

The team is honoring the 40th anniversary of the original "Rocky" -- and will include the theme at Wednesday's game against the Wizards. 

#RIPDuke #RIPButkus #RIPPauliesRobot

DeAndre Jordan Sevyn Streeter Should Diss The 76ers ... No Anthem Redo

11/1/2016 8:41 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

DeAndre Jordan says R&B singer Sevyn Streeter should diss the 76ers the same way they dissed her ... and REJECT their offer of a do-over-make-good performance of the National Anthem.

You know the story ... the Sixers put the kibosh on Streeter's opening night anthem performance because the singer was wearing a shirt that read "We Matter."

Players on the roster were none too pleased about the decision, and the organization has since apologized to Sevyn and offered her an opportunity to sing again whenever she wants.

We got DJ leaving a Halloween party out in L.A. Monday night and asked him the question everyone wants to know about the situation ... should Streeter take the mulligan?

Check out the clip -- it's clear Jordan thinks Sevyn should make a loud statement ... by not singing a single note ... and he seems pretty certain of it.

D.L. Hughley 76ers Owe Sevyn Streeter An Apology ... Is 'Matter' The New N-Word?

10/28/2016 7:56 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

D.L. Hughley says the Philadelphia 76ers were DEAD WRONG for pulling Sevyn Streeter from her national anthem performance and owe her an apology ... and a redo.

We got D.L. out at LAX and asked her about the latest national anthem controversy -- with the singer claiming she was booted from a performance because she was wearing a "We Matter" shirt.

Check out the clip -- D.L. -- never one to hold back LAYS INTO the Sixers organization ... saying they need to make the situation right NOW ... or risk alienating part of their fan base.

NBA's Jahlil Okafor Dating Super Hot College Grad ... Winning At Life

10/18/2016 12:45 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

Jahlil Okafor's season is already off to a GREAT start ... 'cause the 20-year-old Philadelphia 76ers superstar is dating a smoking hot bikini model ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Okafor's lady is Lauren Oglensky -- a 2014 graduate from University of Arizona where she was a "Tucson12" model (UA women who boast a 3.0 GPA or better). 

Google her name ... she's fire. 

Unclear how they met ... but turns out, she's from Philly, so that works out.

Sources connected to the couple tell us they've known each other for a while and are "happily together." 

Congrats! 

Kevin Hart 76ers Real Talk ... We're Still Not Good

10/12/2016 1:27 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Here's some brutal honesty about the Philadelphia 76ers ... courtesy of 76ers superfan Kevin Hart.

For the record, Hart (who was at Caroline's On Broadway) says he LOOVES his home team -- but it's clear the injury to Ben Simmons combined with all the other issues (like the fact they went 10-72 last year) have shaken his confidence. 

Sorry, Philly ... 

Jahlil Okafor 76ers Will Be Good In 2016 ... 'I'm Excited'

8/7/2016 12:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Fear not, Philly fans ... your beloved 76ers will finally BE GOOD AGAIN next season ... so says Jahlil Okafor

The 20-year-old forward was out in Bev Hills when we asked how he felt about all the young talent on the squad ... including #1 overall pick Ben Simmons and the long-awaited debut of Joel Embiid

"I'm excited," Okafor said ... "We'll be good."

The 76ers were 10-72 last season ... so, the silver lining -- it can't get any worse! 

NBA's Sean Rooks 'Died of Heart Disease' ... Coroner Says

6/8/2016 8:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ex-NBA player and 76ers assistant coach Sean Rooks died of heart disease... this according to the Philadelphia Medical Examiner's Office. 

Sources told TMZ Sports ... the 46-year-old suffered a heart attack during dinner on Tuesday night

Now, a rep for the M.E.'s office says the coroner has examined Rooks' body and "believes Rooks died of heart disease."

We're told additional testing will take place to confirm that finding. 

Heart disease makes it difficult for blood to flow through the heart -- and can often lead to a heart attack. 

Ex-NBA Player Sean Rooks Dead At 46

6/7/2016 5:46 PM PDT
Breaking News

Ex-NBA player and current Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Sean Rooks has died ... the team announced in a statement. 

The 46-year-old -- who starred at the University of Arizona -- played 12 seasons in the NBA ... including stints with the Lakers, Mavericks and Timberwolves.

Our sources tell us ... it appears Rooks may have had a heart attack during dinner.  

Rooks' mother issued a statement saying, "It is with deep sadness and overwhelming grief that we mourn the sudden loss of my son, Sean."

"Our family asks that our privacy be respected as we grieve during this incredibly difficult time."

R.I.P.

Jim Calhoun Best NCAA Team vs Worst NBA Team? It'd Be A Massacre

4/2/2016 12:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Good news for the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers ... legendary UConn coach Jim Calhoun thinks there are teams you can actually DOMINATE ... college teams.

We got Calhoun out in NYC and we had to ask the 3-time National Champion if he thought any of the best teams in the Final Four would have a shot against the NBA's worst.

Bottom line ... Calhoun says don't let the madness of March fool you ... reminding us all that it'd be men against boys and the college kids would "lose by 30."

Just one question remains for Calhoun ... HAVE YOU SEEN THE LAKERS?

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