Charles Oakley Tells Local News He Was Drinking Before Knicks Altercation But…

Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade is among several current and former National Basketball Association players who have expressed support for Charles Oakley, who was arrested on Wednesday after getting in a physical altercation with security at Madison Square Garden. "And I said I'm not leaving". "They've been around me, they know my character". Every single statement we have received is consistent in describing his actions. Dolan said the firing of the security head stemmed from more than just the handling of the incident.

"This is why Charles Oakley goes to the Garden", said Rapaport.

The Knicks and NY belong to Anthony, now it's his time to prove it.

Upon being introduced on the show, Oakley stated that he "felt great, until I saw a picture of myself on the wall looking like a criminal on ESPN".

"Having grown up in NY a diehard fan, I know Knicks fans look forward to players who give it their all and give the energy, " Hazan said of the love affair with Oakley. And free the political prisoner Charles Oakley.

Former New York Knicks player Charles Oakley exchanges words with a security guard during the first half of Wednesday's game between the New York Knicks and the LA Clippers. "Not the right way to portray Oak. always had my back and the realest person our league has seen #UncleOak", Paul tweeted. And Charles oakley will be the one getting the finger in the face.

And inside, the game was less than 30 seconds in when the first chants of, "We want Oakley" began, accompanied by cries of, "Fire Dolan". Oakley is known to have a strained relationship with the team, because of his criticism of Dolan's leadership. He is reportedly offended that he has not been invited to the team's 70th anniversary celebrations and other team events involving former players.

"I mean, we all should be embarrassed just because of the way we've been playing, losing games". It will be the imagine (sic) of him being taking down to the ground last night in the same arena he gave his all 2 as a player by the guards!

Oakley continues to refute these allegations and it appears both sides will continue to be at odds and the legendary Knick's status remains banned. "I don't know if this ire is partly about this season but respecting the Knicks' past".

The troubling part of the ESPN Radio interview was Dolan's suggestion that Oakley was under the influence and may have a serious drinking problem. When I come, I come by myself most of the time.

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