A former New York Knicks star, Charles Oakley, was arrested Wednesday following a shoving match with Madison Square Garden security guards.
The altercation took place while the Knicks game was taking place on the nearby court.
A video shows Oakley exchanging words with security guards when, suddenly, he pushes one of the men in the face. He then grabs and pushes a second guard by his neck.
Oakley was eventually wrestled to the ground by the group of guards. Minutes later, Oakley was arrested and removed from Madison Square Garden.
Immediately following the incident, the Knicks issued the statement: “We hope he gets some help soon.”
Charles Oakley has been at odds with Knicks’ owner James Dolan for years over his failure to build the Knicks into a winning franchise.
According to the NY Daily News, Oakley was at the game last night sitting a few rows behind Dolan.
Allegedly, Oakley taunted Dolan throughout the game by yelling curse words at him. Eventually, the security guards asked Oakley to move. However, Oakley told the NY Daily News that he did no such thing. The former player said he’d purchased his own ticket which was two rows up from Dolan.
When security guards noticed him and asked him to change seats, Oakley said, “No,” and that’s when the confrontations started.
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