Jahlil Okafor is quickly realizing how ruthless American professional sports are. Although he already received a crash course on the unforgiving nature of fans and media during his one-year stint at Duke, the new Sixers big man is already learning you must be a perfect human with perfect behavior, perfect decisions and perfect everything. If not, you will be thrown to the wolves with patrons shelling out big bucks to see your body mangled.
Maybe that’s a tad graphic but it fits the mini pickle that he finds himself in. At the conclusion of the Sixers introductory press conference for their three new draft picks, instead of gently laying his jersey down on the table, he pissed on it and threw it in the trash can. No, not really but judging by the hostile reactions he received for dropping it on table, he should’ve got his money’s worth and actually done something brutally disrespectful:
Like if I were to get drafted by any team in the NBA I'll be so happy!! I can't believe Okafor just dropped his jersey like that!
— Fernando Arteche (@FernDawggg) June 28, 2015
Okafor dropped that 6ers Jersey on the floor in disgust. He's my new favorite rookie.
— Ras The Exhorter (@Smooth_Orator) June 28, 2015
The way Okafor dropped that jersey gotta hurt Philly fans
— Tweetgood Mac (@SnottieDrippen) June 28, 2015
Fuuuuuck. I just seen how Jhalil Okafor just dropped the 76er's jersey like it was trash…
— Führer (@ArnoldTheGod) June 28, 2015
— Jahlil Okafor NBA (@JahlilOkaforNBA) June 28, 2015
Jahlil okafor really didn't want to go to philly, I hope he's still there when I see the 76rs nets preseason game
— Billy (@xxlps) June 28, 2015