Charles Oakley will not be seen again inside Madison Square Garden.
ESPN’s Michael Kay reported Friday afternoon the half-legend of a Knick would be banned for life from MSG “even if he buys a ticket.”
While Dolan and Oakley haven’t been buds for some time, things reached a breaking point Wednesday when the Cleveland native was kicked out of the arena by the owner’s Gestapo.
The news comes just hours after Oakley told ESPN’s “Mike and Mike” he would not attend Friday’s home game against Denver. “I probably will go around to a sports bar and drink some. … They say I’m an alcoholic, so I might have to start drinking some wine — wine’s not alcohol.”
“I’m gonna cheer ’em on and hope they can get back on track and make a run and make the playoffs. My story’s going to be the same, and I don’t care what they’re trying to say. If I can rob a bank in four minutes, I’m going to try to rob the bank instead of going to the Garden,” Oakley went on to say.
Just another reason to hate loser James Dolan.[NY Post]
Dylan Rossiter contributed to this post.