Oakley has always been in a feud with James Dolan, which came to a head during Wednesday's altercation.

"While Oakley, the bruising 6'8" enforcer for NY between 1988 and 1998, was arrested for punching three security guards at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night, the court of public opinion, if not the law, is standing by Oakley.

"If I can rob a bank in four minutes, I'm going to try to rob the bank instead of going to the Garden", Oakley went on to say.

Paul took particular exception to the Knicks' original statement, released Wednesday, that said they hoped Oakley "gets some help soon".

Oakley was seated several rows behind Dolan and was reportedly insulting him during the game - the former player has been a vocal critic of the billionaire businessman's leadership. They came over and wanted to know why I was sitting there.

The Associated Press reported that fans shouted "Oakley!" Next thing I know I was asked to leave the building.

The Knicks say Oakley was kicked out for "abusive behavior". Every single statement we have received is consistent in describing his actions. He was charged with three counts of misdemeanor assault and criminal trespassing.

Oakley's issues with team owner James Dolan have been well-publicized. "I loved watching Charles Oakley play basketball for the New York Knicks, and I think all other fans did too".

Does this mean that Knicks superfan Spike Lee will be the one to broker an Oakley-Dolan peace summit?

The 6-foot-8 Oakley was a rugged enforcer playing alongside Michael Jordan in Chicago and then Patrick Ewing on the Knicks teams of the 1990s.

"We should probably get that off the table", Dolan said. Reached by phone, Spiro said due to the nature of desk appearance tickets, a number of things can happen between now and the court date, including dismissal. "I walked back to catch the third, fourth and fifth rounds", Clippers forward Blake Griffin said.


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