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As you know by now, it was announced yesterday by ESPN radio host, Michael Kay, that he received a text from Knicks owner, James Dolan, banning Charles Oakley from MSG, even if he buys his own ticket. That was a decision that did not go over well in the big apple and fans let him have it on social media. Dolan then made an appearance on Kay’s show and doubled down on his disrespectful talk of Oakley, still insinuating that he needs help and is an alcoholic and blaming him for everything that has transpired between himself and the franchise over the years. Oakley has maintained he did nothing wrong and released a statement yesterday, as well as letting Knicks fans know he is going to hold a press conference next week.


“The manner in which Mr. Oakley has been treated is troubling and he intends to pursue all legal rights and remedies he may have,” attorney David Z. Chesnoff said in a statement. “We look forward to resolving this matter and welcome anyone who may have additional information, photographs, or videos of the events that took place to contact us.”

Oakley then took to twitter to thank fans and players for their supports and promised a press conference next week to address everything.

Last night at the Knicks game vs the Denver Nuggets, there was smatterings of Oakley chants all throughout the night.

Fans chanting "we want Oakley" at MSG tonight ????? (via Bleacher report)

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I know myself and fellow Knicks fans can’t wait to hear what Oakley says next week. If you saw the game on television last night, the arena was basically half empty, which was cool because it felt like fans were saying “f*ck you” to Dolan to teach him a lesson but it will take alot more than that for him to care.