Charles Oakley goes after James Dolan at MSG, security forced to intervene

  • Charles Oakley goes after James Dolan at MSG, security forced to intervene

Charles Oakley goes after James Dolan at MSG, security forced to intervene

The altercation happened during the first quarter of the game. Last night a Knicks Legend, Charles Oakley, was physically removed against his will by NY Police Officers and Madison Square Garden security.

"Whenever I go to the Garden now, security has been told to inform him immediately", Oakley said.

"There are dozens of security staff, employees and NYPD that witnessed Oakley's abusive behavior", the Knicks' statement said.

That's what we conclude judging from the photo of Oakley and the caption James shared Wednesday on Instagram following the ex-New York Knicks player's ejection from the arena he once called home and subsequent arrest.

The Knicks' statement ended, "He was a great Knick and we hope he gets some help soon".

Oakley, 53, an ex-power forward in the league, played for the Knicks 1988 to 1998 after being traded to NY by the Chicago Bulls after three seasons. I wouldn't mind cooking him dinner.

The details of Oakley's freaky removal are still murky, but based on the current reports, it doesn't look good for the Knicks.

And Oakley's thank you from the Knicks is being not welcomed and essentially, thrown out of an arena that fans used to cheer for him on a nightly basis and being thrown in the back of a police vehicle with handcuffs on. He was arrested and charged with three counts of assault and a count of criminal trespass.

It's understandable that Oakley, who played 10 seasons for the Knicks from the late '80s-'90s, would be upset over his treatment by the franchise, but his maniacal outburst is no way to handle things and certainly won't improve his relationship with Dolan. "The fans love me". And some fans wonder why the Knicks are considered the embarrassment of the NY teams; it's for reasons like this.

Oakley said he's not sure if he'll ever be welcome back to the Garden but that he'll always cheer for his former team.

ESPN's Jemele Hill and Michael Smith debate whether Phil Jackson is trying to drive Carmelo Anthony out of NY, if Phil has had enough and needs to go or do they just make the best of the situation.

Unfortunately, you can't say anything remotely positive about one of the most prestigious franchises in National Basketball Association history, the New York Knicks.

Oakley said that's when the flood of security guards came toward him, which led to him pushing one and knocking down the hand of the other. I want me and him in a room.

Oakley's Knicks didn't have the offensive talent to keep up with teams like the Bulls, but what they could control was their defensive tenacity. "We get there, sit down, trying to have a good time. And I said I'm not leaving".