James Dolan says Charles Oakley has a “problem,” but the Knick legend’s camp is firing back.
Not long after the MSG chairman and Knicks owner publicly said the former All-Star has an anger problem and possibly a drinking problem, Oakley’s spokesperson told the Daily News that the statement was “disrespectful and insulting.”
“(He) deliberately made up outrageous false accusations of a beloved Knick/NBA legend and more importantly great all around person. I am proud to call him my friend,” Akhtar Farzaie told The News.
Farzaie also told TMZ Sports that it is “unprofessional of James Dolan to create a narrative of Charles Oakley in an attempt to make Charles seem like a monster.”
Dolan went on “The Michael Kay Show” Friday to say Oakley is currently banned from the Garden.
“People need to sort of understand that, that he has a problem with anger. He’s both physically and verbally abusive,” Dolan said on air. “He may have a problem with alcohol, we don’t know, but those behaviors, being physically and verbally abusive, those are personality problems.”
Oakley was hauled out of MSG and arrested during Wednesday’s loss to the Clippers.