Another day, another Jahlil Okafor issue.
In late October, Okafor allegedly presented a fake I.D. at Misconduct Tavern in Center City, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation. Okafor, 19, was refused service, the sources said. One of the sources said he was surprised because Okafor is “a big guy” and “famous” and “pretty easy to recognize.”
This is a very minor offense – a 19-year-old trying to drink. If Okafor had stayed in college another year, he’d be surrounded by peers doing the same. Luckily for him, this seemed to end at the bar and without the legal system getting involved.
But more negative attention the last thing Okafor needs. His Boston fight began open season on him, with reporters digging into his past. What will they find next?
Okafor badly needs to change the narrative, and he can do that with sound behavior once the onslaught of revealing his past transgressions ends – whenever that happens.