Sixers’ Tyrese Maxey Shows Support For Injured Teammate Kelly Oubre Jr. With Career-Best Performance


Following a remarkable performance of scoring 50 points in a game, Philadelphia 76ers’ Tyrese Maxey dedicated his outstanding achievement to his injured teammate, Kelly Oubre Jr. Oubre, a star guard, was involved in a hit-and-run accident which left him with broken ribs and other injuries.

Key Takeaway

Tyrese Maxey’s incredible 50-point game for the Philadelphia 76ers was dedicated to his injured teammate, Kelly Oubre Jr. The team showed support for Oubre through a video message, wishing him a quick recovery. Oubre’s injuries resulted from a hit-and-run accident, which is currently being investigated by the police.

Dedication to a Teammate

The day after the accident, the Sixers faced off against the Pacers, and it was during this game that Maxey shined. In addition to his 50 points, Maxey also recorded 7 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 blocks. However, rather than basking in the glory of his personal success, Maxey attributed his performance to Oubre.

“This had nothing to do with me,” Maxey humbly expressed to a reporter after the team’s 137-126 win. “This is all about Kelly Oubre, man. We’re praying for him. I just met him, but I love him. I hope he gets well soon.”

Team Support

The Philadelphia Sixers, currently leading the Eastern Conference with a record of 8-1, made efforts to reach out to Oubre after the game. However, since he was at home recovering, the team sent him a heartfelt video message instead. Head coach Nick Nurse recorded the message, expressing his well-wishes and hoping for Oubre’s speedy recovery.

Oubre, who has been a valuable asset to the team, averaging 16.3 points and 5.1 rebounds, will be out of action for a significant period. However, the Sixers remain optimistic that Oubre will be able to return to the court before the end of the season.

Ongoing Investigation

The hit-and-run incident involving Oubre is currently under investigation by the police. As of now, the driver responsible for the accident has not yet been apprehended.