Charles Oakley arrested after scuffle, blames New York Knicks owner James Dolan

By Alex Butler

Feb. 8 (UPI) -- With Phil Jackson and Carmelo Anthony owning the headlines lately, the New York Knicks needed to change the news.

A scuffle in the stands probably isn't what the team had in mind.


On Wednesday, when the Knicks were facing the Los Angeles Clippers, former franchise star Charles Oakley was caught getting into a shoving match with fans, security, and allegedly trying to get to owner James Dolan.

Oakley was dragged away into a Madison Square Garden hallway before Jackson, the Knicks president, tried to cool him off.

"Charles Oakley came to the game tonight and behaved in a highly inappropriate and completely abusive manner," the Knicks said in a statement. "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."

Oakley was seen and heard yelling expletives while being subdued. He said: "[expletive] that, let me go," according to reports.

"I didn't do nothing! Dolan did this...this is [expletive]," Oakley said, according to Mike Vorkunov.

According to the New York Daily News, Oakley was yelling at Dolan and was warned to stop. He continued to do it before being asked to leave.

The former all-star forward averaged 9.7 points and 9.5 rebounds per game during his 19-year NBA career. He played 10 seasons for the Knicks.

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