Philadelphia’s seasoned forward, Kelly Oubre Jr., is anticipating his return to NBA action this week, overcoming the aftermath of a harrowing hit-and-run incident that left him with a fractured rib.
“This was and is a very traumatic situation for me and my family,”
Said Oubre during a press conference at the 76ers’ training facility on Monday.
“So, I just wish that my life wasn’t like ‘The Truman Show’ where everybody kind of watched it and have their own opinion about my life.”
Refusing to delve into specific details of the November 11th incident while the ongoing police investigation, Oubre expressed the difficulty of coping with the situation. Despite the challenges, he remains grateful for the support and the fact that the injuries weren’t more severe.
“This is very hard for us to have to deal with and for me to miss being on the court, which keeps me sane, and a lot of people were very inconsiderate and insensitive to try to worry about video cameras,”
Added Oubre, emphasizing his appreciation for being able to return to work and resume normal activities.
“I’m just really blessed that it wasn’t worse than what it is and I’m able to come back to work and smile and walk and talk and breathe. So yeah, that’s just what I have to say about the conspiracy theorists.”
Anticipated Return Against the Washington Wizards
Oubre, aged 27, boasting an impressive season average of 16.3 points on 50 percent shooting, is set to make a comeback with the Sixers on Wednesday when they face the Washington Wizards.
The talented forward secured a $2.89 million deal with the 76ers in September, marking the latest chapter in a career that includes stints with the Atlanta Hawks, Washington Wizards, Charlotte Hornets, Phoenix Suns, and Golden State Warriors since being selected as a first-round pick in the 2015 draft.