Oakley and Dolan have had a longstanding feud and Garden officials have tried to bar the former power forward, who played in NY for 10 seasons, from entering games in the past. Well, Silver said both men were "apologetic" over tarnishing the image of the Knicks and the National Basketball Association, with Dolan expressing hope that Oakley appears as his guest at MSG in the near future.
Michael Jordan and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver are helping fix the relationship between Charles Oakley and Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan.
Jordan and Oakley were teammates in Chicago before Oakley was traded to NY, where he became a fan favorite with the Knicks from 1988-98. "I told the commissioner I want them to apologize to the fans". But that news didn't appear to impact Oakley, who told ESPN's Jeff Goodman that he is "in pain now". To add insult to injury, Dolan files assault charges and issues a self-serving press release dripping with false humility and phoniness, including a hope that Oakley "gets the help he needs".
"There was an offer extended evidently ... and Oakley didn't accept it because he's still hurt", Francesa said. I want them to apologize to the fans. "In the event that the ban is not lifted, NAN's Northeast Regional Director Kirsten John Foy is mobilizing people to picket Madison Square Garden in solidarity".
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Charles Oakley is removed from the Garden by security and then arrested on Wednesday.
Dolan said the organization ejected Oakley because he was being verbally abusive to security while seated near the team owner.
When asked if he would be attending Madison Square Garden as Dolan's guest, Oakley said: "Right now, no..."