Police Say They Haven’t Found Any Evidence Kelly Oubre Jr. Actually Was Victim On Hit-And-Run


Philadelphia 76ers guard Kelly Oubre Jr. was struck by a car, while walking near his home in Philadelphia this past Saturday night. Oubre Jr. was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries, that reportedly included broken ribs and multiple cuts and bruises.

Oubre Jr. thankfully avoided career and life threatening injuries and will be able to make a comeback in approximately two weeks.

But Philadelphia police now said that they have yet to find any videotape evidence of an alleged hit-and-run accident, and that they have no update on the investigation.

Some now stated to question whether the entire accident story was made up, to cover up something else? 76ers head coach Nick Nurse however quickly said that these speculations weren’t fair towards Oubre Jr.

Per NBC Sports:


The Philadelphia Inquirer reported police department spokesman Sgt. Eric Gripp said Wednesday that surveillance footage recovered so far showed “no evidence that a crash occurred at the Center City intersection where Oubre reported being hit on Saturday night.”

Asked about the report and the validity of Oubre’s story before Wednesday night’s game against the Boston Celtics, Nurse said that Oubre was at the team’s practice facility in Camden, New Jersey, both Tuesday and Wednesday and he backed his player.

“I don’t think it’s very fair to him to say that he made up some story,” Nurse said. “I just don’t. I’m going to believe him at his word. He’s one of our players and we’re going to stand behind him. And so am I.”

When asked why he believed Oubre’s story, Nurse said, “I don’t have any reason not to believe him.”


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