Just like that, Charles Oakley BAN has been lifted and he is allowed back the walls of Madison Square Garden. Sorry James Dolan, you didn’t get your way, but Charles Oakley wants a public apology sir!!!
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CelebNSports247.com has this report on Charles Oakley BAN lifted after one week from James Dolan banning Oakley from MSG following an altercation.
Michael Jordan and NBA commissioner Adam Silver stepped in on behalf of Charles Oakley meeting with Dolan on Monday. Silver believes it to be a “disheartening” situation.
Silver said in a statement:
“It is beyond disheartening to see situations involving members of the NBA family like the one that occurred at Madison Square Garden this past week.”
Silver claims that both parties appear to be apologetic and it appeared things could worked out. Since the meeting on Monday, Oakley is able to step back into the Garden without problems.
Charles Oakley tells The Dan Le Batard Show that right now he is “hurt.” Plus, he’s already told Silver he won’t return yet.Charles wants a public apology not just for him, but for the fans of New York.
Oakley told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman:
“It’s not about being at the Garden. It’s about the fans. I want them to apologize to the fans. I told the commissioner I want them to apologize to the fans.”
He tells the Dan Le Batard Show:
“I have never asked for nothing. I love the fans in New York. They’ve been supportive. One of the things I told the commissioner, I want to have a press conference and I want him to apologize to me and the fans. They’ve had my back and they’ve felt the pain. I really appreciate the people all around who’ve had my back.”
The Knicks icon also posted this on Twitter:
Congrats on getting the Ban lifted Charles Oakley.