Former NBA big man Charles Oakley had a reputation during his playing days of being perhaps the greatest enforcer in league history, and apparently, Oakley is still about that life.
In a bizarre scene at the New York Knicks/Los Angeles Clippers game Oakley was caught on video fighting, and later being escorted out by Madison Square Garden security.
Soooooo Charles Oakley just got into a fight at he Knicks game. pic.twitter.com/klZBD89VI7
— Ian Schafer (@ischafer) February 9, 2017
So we have a Charles Oakley freak out in the stands of MSG. You'll have to watch this to believe it. pic.twitter.com/rDlMOifyD8
— BBALLBREAKDOWN (@bballbreakdown) February 9, 2017
Here is a look at Charles Oakley's incident with security guards in Madison Square Gardenpic.twitter.com/1Av7QKRA2U
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) February 9, 2017
UPDATE: According to the Knicks, Oakley has been arrested.
Knicks PR issues statement stating Charles Oakley has been arrested by NYPD. "We hope he gets some help soon."
— Jake Fischer (@JakeLFischer) February 9, 2017
This story was going to blow up no matter what, but it certainly doesn’t help stop the damage when the game and parts of the altercation were both caught during ESPN’s nationally televised broadcast. Of course, the incident set Twitter on fire. As you may be able to guess, the consensus on Twitter was very much “what the hell are you doing trying to fight Charles Oakley?” which is an extremely fair point.
WTH?? Is this the 90's?? Charles Oakley ejected after altercation in the stands. pic.twitter.com/PKdJT07QHQ
— Crying Jordan (@CryingJordan) February 9, 2017
"My God, I'm about to see Charles Oakley kick this guy's ass." pic.twitter.com/kaSJjuoq7j
— Ken Carman (@KenCarman) February 9, 2017
I'll take Charles Oakley at 53 years old in a street fight against any current player in the league. Not even joking.
— Kyle Brandt (@KyleBrandt) February 9, 2017