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."
James Dolan (red circle) watching as Charles Oakley (yellow circle) is escorted off the court at MSG pic.twitter.com/YNkiXKVTX2&mdash Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) February 9, 2017
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.
Soooooo Charles Oakley just got into a fight at he Knicks game. pic.twitter.com/klZBD89VI7&mdash Ian Schafer (@ischafer) February 9, 2017
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.