Charles Oakley Arrested at Knicks Game After Altercation With Owner, Security Guards

Bryan Brandom
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The New York Knicks have led the NBA in dysfunction since the franchise was gifted to trust-fund man-baby James Dolan by his daddy.

On Wednesday night, their enormous lead in that category was rendered even more considerable when Knicks legend Charles Oakley was dragged out of Madison Square Garden during a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, seemingly at the behest of Dolan.

It apparently all started when the longtime NBA enforcer verbally "went after" Dolan from his seat during the game.

From there, Oakley was forcibly moved from the seating area by Madison Square Garden security.

Here's another angle.

And another.

While team president Phil Jackson tried calming Oakley down in a tunnel, the power forward who played for the Knicks for 10 years told Jackson, "Dolan did this."

Oakley was arrested on three counts of assault for allegedly punching three security guards, but didn't spend the night in jail.

It wouldn't be the first time Oakley has expressed his displeasure with the Knicks owner, nor the first time he's threatened him physically.

Here's part of an interview he did with the New York Times:

“The boss don’t like me,” Oakley said last week. “I wouldn’t mind having a sit-down dinner with Dolan. I wouldn’t mind cooking him dinner.”

Pause.

“Might put something in it, though!”

Pause.

“I mean, I had at least 15 people try to set up a meeting. He won’t meet. I want to sit down to talk to him. I want me and him in a room. And lock the door. Lock that door!”

Another pause.

“I mean, he can have the police outside the door.”

In the same story, Oakley revealed that he advised LeBron James not to sign with the Knicks during the summer of 2010 because of the team's incompetent owner.

James appeared to side with Oakley in an Instagram post.

 

Mood!! #Legend

A photo posted by LeBron James (@kingjames) on

 

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