Charles Oakley responds to James Dolan's implications
- Author: Larry Hoffman Feb 12, 2017,
Feb 12, 2017, 6:29
Dolan also accused Oakley of anger management problems and also said "he may have a problem with alcohol, we don't know". "Hopefully it won't be forever". Oakley claims that he was in his seat minding his business when security came over and tried to force him out.
Oakley was charged with three counts of misdemeanor assault and one count of criminal trespass. But he has support: a police officer outside the Midtown South Precinct where he was being held yelled, "Free Oakley!". This move allowed Brandon Jennings to return to the starting lineup and moved Derrick Rose to the shooting guard spot while Courtney Lee played small forward. On Friday, Dolan enacted the ban on Oakley that may-or may not-be a lifetime sentence for a player that is among the most popular in franchise history.
"Dolan might think because I go to volunteer at Rebound Institute treatment centers with Jayson that I'm a client, " Oakley told The Post. Dolan said Oakley was verbally abusive in front of fans "in a nasty way". The Oakley incident was "the last straw", Dolan told Kay.
Former New York Knicks player Charles Oakley exchanges words with a security guard during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the LA Clippers Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, in New York.
The announcement comes just two days after Oakley was escorted from his seats at Madison Square Garden and arrested after an altercation that happened near Dolan. But things got tense on Friday morning, when call-in guest Charles Oakley didn't like what he saw on ESPN television at the time of the introduction. "And the team's owner, James Dolan, has a Blues band".
Oakley's attorney, Alex Spiro, said, "We deny the allegations and will answer them in court". "I don't know how you do that".
"Oakley had a small outburst during the Knicks" matchup which resulted in his ejection, as fans chanted his name, and later arrest: "[Security] brought him into the tunnel, the fans start chanting "Oakley, ' and then they arrested Charles Oakley". "Every single statement we have received is consistent in describing his actions". "Everything he said since the incident is pure fiction".
Oakley has responded to all the love he's been getting from fans on Twitter.