76ers Coach Kelly Oubre Cleared in Hit-and-Run Allegation as Police Investigate
Philadelphia police said Wednesday they have yet to find any video evidence of a hit-and-run accident involving 76ers guard Kelly Oubre. The 27-year-old Oubre supposedly was struck by a car while crossing a street on Saturday night in downtown Philadelphia. Still, the police department claims that there was no evidence of a crash based on the surveillance footage recovered thus far.
Whereas, the 76ers coach Nick Nurse supports his player, stating, “I don’t think it’s very fair to him to say that he made up some story. 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.” Nurse also mentioned that Oubre was at the team’s practice facility in Camden, New Jersey, both Tuesday and Wednesday and was seemingly truthful about the incident.
TMZ Sports obtained footage of #KellyOubreJr just minutes after he was struck by a vehicle over the weekend. https://t.co/PY8cMUuTdc pic.twitter.com/c0DHPX6BMk
— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) November 16, 2023
Oubre continues to progress from his injuries and has resumed light physical activity, with the hope of returning to play in the coming weeks. The organization appreciates the efforts of the police for investigating the situation and the support Oubre has received from the Philadelphia community. Oubre has not attended any of the team’s three games since the incident took place. He is scheduled to be re-examined at the end of the week for injuries related to the incident before a possible return to play timeline is set.