The New York Knicks were one of the original teams in the NBA. Red Holzman coached Walt Frazier, Willis Reed, Earl Monroe, Dave DeBusschere, Dick Barnett,Phil Jackson and several other players to championships in 1970 and 1973. The Knicks fell apart in the ensuing years, but they were lucky enough to draft Pat Ewing in 1985 and Pat Riley coached a very good team to a series of pay-off runs throughout the 90s. # 34 Charles Oakley defended the paint for that team. The Knicks came close to victory, however they ran into the Indiana Pacers, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bills, Houston Rockets, and Miami Heat.
James Dolan purchased the franchise in 1999.
The Knicks descended into purgatory under his ownership and reached a new bottom this last week.
Charles Oakley came to the Garden.
Security followed him from the entrance to his seat.
The Knick legend spoke with fans until security approached him and said he had to leave the Garden.
One of them knocked Oakley off his feet. An altercation erupted between the security crew and the Oak Man, ending up with his being physically ejected from MSG and arrested by the NYPD.
MSG released a video and a statement saying Oakley needed help.
I'm a Celtics fan, but I think Oakley was completely within his rights to defend himself from the abuse of James Dolan and his thugs.
Check out this URL from the NY Post.
Fuck James Dolan.