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Ex-NBA Player Oakley Arrested at Knicks Game After Accosting Owner

(Sports Illustrated/Twitter)

By    |   Wednesday, 08 Feb 2017 09:54 PM

Former NBA player Charles Oakley was escorted out of Madison Square Garden and arrested Wednesday night after reportedly confronting New York Knicks owner James Dolan.

According to multiple reports and at least two videos from the scene, Oakley was agitated during the confrontation that quickly got physical between the 6-foot-8 Oakley and security guards.

Oakley appeared to hit one guard in the face and then shoved another one twice before he was hauled away from his seat and dragged into the tunnel.

Sports Illustrated reported Oakley was arrested. 

New York Daily News reporter Frank Isola tweeted Oakley was yelling at Dolan and was asked to stop. The situation escalated when Oakley refused to comply with security.

According to ESPN's Ian Begley, Knicks president Phil Jackson left his own seat and tried to calm Oakley down as he sat in the tunnel in handcuffs. Oakley, however, contained to hurl insults at Dolan.

Oakley played in the NBA from 1985-2004, which included a 10-year stint (1988-1998) with the Knicks.

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Former NBA player Charles Oakley was escorted out of Madison Square Garden and arrested Wednesday night after reportedly confronting New York Knicks owner James Dolan.
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