Report: New York Knicks Have Permanently BANNED Charles Oakley From MSG; Can’t Even Buy a Ticket
Two days ago, former New York Knicks enforcer Charles Oakley had the sports world stunned when he got into a physical altercation with security at MSG during a Knicks-Clippers game, resulting in him being carried out of the arena.
He was then arrested and charged with 3 counts of assault and criminal trespassing. On Friday, the Knicks announced that he would be banned from MSG for life.
Michael Kay just said he received a text from a source that “Charles Oakley will never be allowed in MSG ever again”. #Knicks
— Ryan Field (@RyanFieldABC) February 10, 2017
“ESPN Radio’s Michael Kay reported on Friday that Oakley will be banned for life from MSG “even if he buys a ticket.” Kay’s announcement came a half hour before Knicks owner James Dolan was to appear on his show.
Dolan and Oakley have been involved in a long feud, and Oakley’s altercation with Garden security on Wednesday appears to be the final straw.
Earlier in the day, the ex-Knicks star said he would not attend Friday night’s Knicks-Nuggets game. It is the team’s first game since Oakley was arrested after a scuffle with MSG security.
“I probably will go around to a sports bar and drink some. … They say I’m an alcoholic, so I might have to start drinking some wine — wine’s not alcohol,”Oakley told ESPN’s “Mike and Mike” on Friday morning.
“I’m gonna cheer ’em on and hope they can get back on track and make a run and make the playoffs. My story’s going to be the same, and I don’t care what they’re trying to say. If I can rob a bank in four minutes, I’m going to try to rob the bank instead of going to the Garden.”