Philadelphia 76ers forward Kelly Oubre Jr. is expected to miss "significant time" after being stuck by a car Saturday. Photo Credit: Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports Nov 8, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Kelly Oubre Jr (9) controls the ball against the Boston Celtics in the third quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia 76ers coach Nick Nurse said Wednesday he believes Kelly Oubre Jr.’s claims he was the victim of a hit-and-run incident, as that story has come into question.

“I just kind of was made aware that people were talking about that,” Nurse said. “I’m going to believe Kelly at his word and all that stuff.

A reporter told Nurse that law enforcement told her TV station there was no evidence of a hit-and-run incident, then asked, “Do you have concerns if members of law enforcement … telling us that this is not in fact true, does that concern you as a coach?”

“It would if we get to that point,” Nurse said. “Listen, like I’ve said before, I’m going to believe Kelly at his word. … I don’t have any other conversations or anything right now to comment on.”

As ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported, Oubre was struck by a car while walking in Center City Philadelphia Saturday night in an alleged hit-and-run incident. The swingman suffered broken ribs and various bruises and cuts and is expected to miss “significant time” according to the initial report.

However, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Wednesday that police have no video evidence confirming Oubre’s story. It’s worth noting that Oubre just signed with the 76ers a couple of months ago and is new to the city. He also didn’t talk to police until hours after the incident, was still shaken up and was “unsure of the exact location,” according to TMZ Sports.

Also on Wednesday, TMZ obtained alleged doorbell footage of Oubre returning to his residence after the incident.

[Keith Pompey, Philadelphia Inquirer]

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