Tear Into Knicks After Charles Oakley Altercation: Knicks Are 'A Rotting Carcass'

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A video posted on Twitter showed Oakley scuffling with police officers and Madison Square Garden security guards as they attempted to remove him from the arena.

The Knicks have responded to Charles Oakley's claims that he was blackballed into being escorted out of Madison Square Garden and arrested Wednesday.

"Me and four friends went to the game tonight to watch the Knicks and Clippers", he said.

The New York Knicks have hit low after low this season, but the lowest of them all had nothing do with any current member of the team. They released a statement during Wednesday night's game that included the phrase, "We hope he gets some help soon".

Though loved by Knicks fans, Oakley does not have a good relationship with Dolan, who reportedly is upset with the former player for being critical of him and the organization.

Oakley, who was a feared enforcer on the court, played for the Knicks from 1988 to 1998 and is beloved by many NY fans. He won't meet. I want to sit down to talk to him.

Isola reports that Oakley is upset the team has not included him in its 70th anniversary celebration.

Oakley, 54, refused to leave the Garden and punched three male employees during a brief melee, an NYPD spokeswoman said. Oakley was charged with three accounts of misdemeanor assault and one of criminal trespassing.

"After all, Dolan is the one who hired Phil Jackson - the man who continues to take digs at his best player - and the mess that is the state of the Knicks starts at the top".

LeBron James calls the rumor sending Kevin Love to the Knicks "trash" and says the team will ignore the "outside noise". All of this comes back to a central point: after the non-stop lunacy that's surrounded the Knicks over the past 15 years, the franchise has left itself lacking credibility in virtually every situation. Oakley said several attempts to meet with Dolan have been rebuffed.

"I didn't do nothing ... this is bulls-t", the former Knicks player said as he was handcuffed and taken away by police. "I was scared, I thought he killed the guy, to be honest", Anthony said.

A New York Knicks legend spins out of control! "I never want to be a troublemaker in life". I'm a straight-up guy. I wish them all the luck and success on the basketball court.

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