Here’s Charles Oakley shoving security at the Knicks game.
Former New York Knicks star/enforcer Charles Oakley is at tonight’s Knicks’ game. They’re playing the Los Angeles Clippers at Madison Square Garden.
Oakley, 53, apparently got into it with people at the game.
My Dreams Have Come True:
Charles Oakley is at the Garden & getting into fights with Security
KNICKS ARE BACK BABY pic.twitter.com/qYSnnYPlr3
— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) February 9, 2017
Here’s a longer look, from Sports Illustrated.
Charles Oakley shoves Madison Square Garden security and is escorted out of the building in strange scene pic.twitter.com/lTphvnSzFV
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 9, 2017
And here’s another angle.
Soooooo Charles Oakley just got into a fight at he Knicks game. pic.twitter.com/klZBD89VI7
— Ian Schafer (@ischafer) February 9, 2017
According to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, Oakley was later in handcuffs.
Oakley was in handcuffs after a fight with fans
— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) February 9, 2017
Oakley, the No. 9 overall pick in the 1985 NBA Draft, played in the league from 1985 to 2004. He was with the Knicks from 1988-98, the longest stint with any team. Oakley was an NBA All-Star once in 1994. That same year, he was a first-team All-Defense performer.
Updates to come.
Update (8:40 p.m. E.T.): The Knicks have released the following statement, saying Oakley has been arrested by New York City Police after behaving in a “highly inappropriate and completely abusive behavior.” The Knicks say they hope he gets some help soon.
Here’s the full statement.
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) February 9, 2017
What a story.