Knicks great Charles Oakley arrested, received desk appearance ticket

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Published on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at 10:36 pm EST

It appears like Charles Oakley, a former New York Knicks power forward, was arrested after an incident that resulted in him shoving a Madison Square Garden security personnel. Oakley reportedly wanted to talk to James Dolan, Knicks owner, and was shouting at him when he was told to stop.

Oakley, then shoved the security personnel person, and that resulted in the arrest of the 53-year-old. According to Frank Isola, he will not be facing assault charges.

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The incident happened in the first quarter of the Knicks game with the Los Angeles Clippers. He reportedly is not happy with the way the team is performing, along with other former players.

According to ABC 7 in New York at 8:35 pm EST, “He will be charged with three counts of assault.” However, as of this post, Isola is the only one with the new information.

“Charles Oakley came to the game tonight and behaved in a highly inappropriate and completely abusive manner,” the Knicks statement said. “He has been ejected and is currently being arrested by the New York City Police Department. He was a great Knick and we hope he gets some help soon.”

Dolan hired Phil Jackson to oversee the basketball operations a few years ago – and he has not done much talking, except for a 140-character Twitter message. That’s of course, when he has done them.

Jackson has not talked to the New York media since Sept. 2016 when the team was preparing for the upcoming 2016-17 season at the time. Now, as he may force himself out of the town, he is trying to do the same with Carmelo Anthony, who is refusing to waive his no trade clause at this time.

The 11-time National Basketball Association champion, as a head coach, is trying to get rid of Anthony to start rebuilding. A lot of the former Knicks players, including Oakley, do not like the way Anthony has been treated by Jackson or Dolan.

“I didn’t do nothing!,” he said, according to Mike Vorkunov. “[Knicks owner James] Dolan did this. … This is bullsh*t.” ESPN’s Ian Begley is reporting Knicks president of basketball operations Phil Jackson tried to calm Oakley down as he was handcuffed.

Spencer Checketts, the son of former Knicks president Dave Checketts, who was fired by Dolan, said via Twitter that his father was trying to to bail Oakley out of jail.

The 53-year-old played for the Knicks for a decade from 1988 to 1998. With the Knicks celebrating their 70th season, he has not been invited to several events, which he has been upset about.

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