James Dolan Bans Charles Oakley From MSG, Suggests He Has Anger And Alcohol IssuesGiri Nathan2/10/17 5:41pmFiled to: LOLKNICKScharles oakleyjames dolannew york knicksnba12913EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkvia YES NetworkKnicks owner James Dolan, seen above wielding a binder full of notes labeled “preparation,” appeared on The Michael Kay Show this afternoon to continue inflaming the Charles Oakley debacle. AdvertisementDolan said that Knicks icon Charles Oakley, who was booted from Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night, would not be allowed in the arena for tonight’s game against the Nuggets, though he said it’s “hopefully not forever” and “not necessarily a lifetime ban.” Dolan also claimed that Oakley had issues with anger, and strongly suggested that alcohol was at play as well.“I don’t know how to explain it,” Dolan said of Oakley’s claims that he was innocent of wrongdoing. “Maybe he doesn’t remember it? I mean, to me, you know, I think that, I mean, Charles has a problem. I said this before, we’ve said it before, we’ve said that he’s his own worst problem. He has a problem. People need to, you know, sort of understand that, that, the, you know, he is—he has a problem with anger. He’s both physically and verbally abusive. He may have a problem with alcohol, we don’t know.”AdvertisementTwo separate times Dolan refers to Oakley’s inability to “remember” what took place; he also said he hoped to keep MSG free of “anybody who comes to the Garden, whether they’ve been drinking too much alcohol, they’re looking for a fight, they’re abusive, disrespectful to the staff and fans.” Dolan added that MSG security wasn’t “perfect”—he fired his head of security this morning—and “Charles never should have made it to his seats.” If that’s what Dolan meant to insinuate, it wouldn’t be the first time he wrote off a critic as an alcoholic. Dolan, a recovering alcoholic himself, did the same in an email to a disgruntled fan two years ago.