New York Knicks-legend Oakley arrested during a duel with Clippers


New York Knicks-legend Oakley arrested during a duel with Clippers

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Former New York Knicks player Charles Oakley’s Wednesday night arrested during the NBA game at Madison Square Garden against the Los Angeles Clippers.

The 53-year-old Oakley, who from 1988 to 1998, a major force was with the Knicks, during the first quarter comments direction of owner James Dolan, who has a number of rows below him in the stands sat.

Knicks president Phil Jackson tried to Oakley have to calm down, while the old player also quarrelled with another spectator. Other fans supported Oakley just by his name to chant.

At the time of his arrest worked for Oakley. According to the New York city police beat three employees of Madison Square Garden, so that slight injuries.

Police arrest Knicks-legend of Oakley during a duel with Clippers


The arrest of Oakley created a lot of turmoil during the game against the Clippers. The game, which the Knicks with 115-119 lost, was silent for a moment.

After the match attributed the Knicks in a statement that Oakley is “extremely inappropriate behavior” and “offensive expressed”. “He is therefore arrested by the police. Oakley was a great Knick. We hope that he gets help,” continues the statement.

The criticism of Oakley during the match, incidentally, is not surprising. The ex-player, who, in 2004, his career finished, already live longer in variance with the guidance of his former NBA team and is often critical of owner Dolan.

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