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Knicks legend Charles Oakley got heated in the first quarter of the Knicks game against the Clippers tonight and got hauled off the floor by security after shoving security guards around.

An alternate angle:


According to reporters on the scene, Oakley either went after Knicks owner James Dolan or group of fans in the stands.

Phil Jackson went in the tunnel to try and get Oak to chill out:


The Knicks released an extremely harsh statement about the matter, saying that Oakley had been arrested and that they hoped “he gets some help soon.”


We will update this post as more information becomes available.

Update, 9:35 p.m. EST: Here’s Oakley on the ground getting corralled by police.


Update, 10:23 p.m. EST: Oakley was arrested and taken to a police station, but he won’t spend the night in jail. He will, however, be charged with three counts of assault.

The New York Times profiled Oakley late last year, and he revealed his loathing of Dolan. He apparently urged LeBron James against signing with the Knicks in 2010 and called Dolan “a bunch of bad names.”

“The boss don’t like me,” Oakley said last week. “I wouldn’t mind having a sit-down dinner with Dolan. I wouldn’t mind cooking him dinner.”


“Might put something in it, though!”


Staff writer, Deadspin

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