Oakley, a longtime NBA enforcer and rebounding machine,” said Dolan was wrong to mouth at a fan who told him to sell the team in a loss at MSG.
Oakey knows as well as anyone what it’s like to get ejected from the Garden, not just by the refs. His criticisms of their management and team have contributed to some strained relationship with the organization, which boiled within 2017 when he was detained after an altercation with security officials when they told him to leave his chair at the arena nearby Dolan. Oakley was rid of misdemeanor assault charges last year.
“He only attempts to bully everyone and it only don’t sound right,” Oakley told The Associated Press on Monday.
Oakley was angered by Dolan’s reaction after nyc lost on Saturday and a fan shouted in the proprietor”market the group .”
“You really think I will sell the team” Dolan said on video series on TMZ.
Dolan called for security, even though it isn’t yet determined whether the fan was actually been banned from matches.
“Our policy is and will last to be if you’re disrespectful to anyone inside our venues, we’ll ask you not to return,” that the Madison Square Garden Company said in a statement.
Oakley wasn’t having it from Dolan.
“He only bullies people because he has money and power,” Oakley said.
The 55-year-old Oakley played with the Knicks from 1988-98, helping them reach the NBA Finals. He also attended matches several times per year, buying their own tickets because he was not any longer comped or invited to official team acts. But his relationship with all the franchise was even before the 2017 altercation that included him hitting one security guard in the face and shoving at least one before he was hauled off and handcuffed.
Dolan raised Oakley’s prohibit from MSG shortly after assembly Oakley and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. Oakley said nothing was really settled inside the interview.
Oakley said there was little reason behind any interfering with Dolan.
“Why would I WISh to do it with somebody who had me dragged out of the Garden for no purpose,” Oakley said Monday. “Why would I want a relationship ? I told him I wasn’t satisfied.”
The Knicks have been 13-54 and at the last place in the Eastern Conference and have been among the worst teams from the NBA during the previous 20 decades.
“They’ve said we’d retire , they’ll try this. But you believe I want my jersey dangling away from the Garden? They are able to see it. But you merely dragged me outside the… Garden.”