Jahlil Okafor rips trade rumors on Twitter

Jahlil Okafor doesn’t like you, sources.

The Philadelphia 76ers’ big man took to Twitter recently to clear the air on how he felt about the constant trade rumors:

Here’s a screengrab in case the tweets get put in the recycling bin:


Okafor, who posted averages of 17.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game last year, has been the subject of rampant rumors. The most common thread was Okafor getting dealt to the Boston Celtics, a notion not so outlandish before the Celtics acquired Al Horford in free agency.

Rumors around Okafor are natural, as they are for fellow big men Joel Embiid and Nerlens Noel. So it goes when the front office built the roster in such a forward-first manner.

It can’t be easy for a player to hear his name come up in rumors so often, though, and it’s usually not a good idea for a player to go on a rant about it. But Okafor looks good here, venting his frustration in the best possible way while reinforcing his dedication to the organization. Kudos.

Chris Roling

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Chris is an Ohio University E.W. Scripps School of Journalism graduate and associate editor here at TSD. He also covers breaking news and the NFL at Bleacher Report and resides in Athens (OH) with his wife and two dogs.