Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul, Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade and TNT analyst Reggie Miller ripped the New York Knicks on Thursday following the incident at the Garden involving Charles Oakley.
Oakley was arrested after he was allegedly yelling at Knicks owner James Dolan. Oakley was taken by a team of security to the tunnel and even at one point had him on the ground. Oakley was charged with assault. And the Knicks said they “hoped he gets some help soon.”
Paul, Wade and Miller were all outraged over the incident.
The Clippers point guard said on Twitter: “Hope he gets some help soon? Not the right way to portray Oak,” Paul tweeted Thursday afternoon. “… always had my back and the realest person our league has seen #UncleOak”
Wade went to Instagram to show his support: “10years!!! 10 years Oak gave everything he had for this organization and the image everyone will be left with won’t be this picture. It will be the imagine of him being taking down to the ground last night in the same arena he gave his all 2 as a player by the guards! This Could happen to any of us!!! #StayWoke We are not above this treatment!”
The former Pacers sharpshooter added: “If you’re a FA to be, why would you play for an Owner who treats the past greats like this or a President who stabs star player in the back?”
It’s unreal to see the Knicks treating a vital part to their organization. The incident is going to get worse before it gets better.