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Jahlil Okafor suspended for two games by Philadelphia 76ers - NBA/NFL round-up

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The general buzz is getting louder as we approach the end of the year, but we’re still far away enough at the moment not to be drowned out by it all.

With that in mind, we’ve got a nice blend of rumours and genuine information. Don’t believe us? Read on, or watch the video above, for more.

76ers suspend Okafor

It would appear that the Philadelphia 76ers have finally had enough of Jahlil Okafor.

The NBA franchise has suspended the 19-year-old for two games following the emergence of another video showing him involved in a fight in Boston.

Here's the first:

And here's the second:

Unsurprisingly it’s TMZ who leaked that, with Okafor already in hot water after being caught on tape fighting with a disgruntled fan following the loss to the Boston Celtics.

The 76ers maintain, however, that he is still part of their future.

O'Neal's emotional tweet

Elsewhere, Shaquille O'Neal is the latest high-profile individual connected to the NBA to have tweeted his support for Kobe Bryant in the wake of the latter’s retirement announcement.

Shaq posted a surprisingly emotional tweet that told Bryant to sit back, relax and enjoy everything he had built in his career. He ended it with ‘Love u lil bro’. Touching.

Manziel to play backup to Austin

Meanwhile, in the NFL, Johnny Manziel remains in the dog house, with Austin Davis set to start for the Cleveland Browns on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Browns coach Mike Pettine confirmed Davis deserved the chance after featuring on Monday night. Manziel will act as his backup this weekend.

Manning's new nickname

Lastly, FOX Sports found themselves accidentally giving Eli Manning a new nickname through their use of the closed-captioning team.

The New York Giants ‘ quarterback was labelled ‘Penguin Boy’, much to the amusement of many. His day ended with a defeat to the Washington Redskins and having been sacked three times - probably one he’d prefer to forget.

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