Charles Oakley Says It’ll Take ‘Three, Four, Five Years’ to Return to MSG
Charles Oakley Says It’ll Take ‘Three, Four, Five Years” to Return to MSG’
Charles Oakley is still fired up with the New York Knicks organization because of the in-game fiasco that occurred on February 8, 2017, and has every right to be. Madison Square Garden security flocked to Oakley after a supposed order by Knicks owner James Dolan to remove the Knick great.
“Oak” was later charged with three counts of misdemeanor assault and criminal trespassing. Since, Oakley has regretted putting his hands on Knicks security, but is still appalled by the way the franchise has treated him.
In a recent interview with Mike Wise of The Undereated, Oakley admitted it’ll take years for him to return to Madison Square Garden. Also, he expressed a day honoring his work with the New York Knicks is not appropriate and he would not be in attendance.
“I’m not happy,” Oakley told The Undefeated. “I told them I’m not happy. They’re tryin’ to sweep this under the rug. I gotta think about this. They tried to tell me, ‘Let’s get some understanding around this.’ I told them in the meeting, ‘My understanding is, it might be three, four, five years before I come to a conclusion how I feel about going back in the Garden. I’m not just going back in the Garden because you want to honor me.’”
“Shoulda been done already, right? Why do we always have to wait for somethin’ bad to happen to get honored? They makin’ it look like I want something out of them. No. My thing is, you slandered my name. A Charles Oakley Day isn’t going to fix that.”