Former New York Knicks great Charles Oakley was arrested Wednesday night after an altercation at Madison Square Garden during the game between the Knicks and the Los Angeles Clippers.

Details around the incident are a bit sketchy. The New York Daily News reported Oakley was yelling at Knicks owner James Dolan and was warned to stop. Oakley was apparently angry that the organization failed to include him in any events as the Knicks celebrate their 70th anniversary.

The Daily News noted that Oakley has been largely critical of the Knicks and has been punished for it with no tickets and banishment from the franchise in general.

Oakley could be seen on various videos and GIFs getting into it with security and then being dragged away into the tunnel. The New York Post reported Oakley was shouting he “didn’t do anything.”

SportsBlogNewYork video showed Oakley on the ground with security standing over him.

The Knicks released a scathing statement on the incident, saying they hope Oakley “gets help.”

According to the Daily News, Oakley is either facing a “desk appearance ticket” or could spent the night in jail if the Knicks press charges.



Posted by Ryan Gaydos

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