Charles Oakley doesn’t feel welcome at Madison Square Garden, but that’s not stopping the former Knicks star from watching his old team play.
The former Knicks big man attended the Knicks game against the Cavaliers on Thursday night in Cleveland and was seen sitting courtside next to Cavs owner Dan Gilbert.
Knicks owner James Dolan banned Oakley from Madison Square Garden for life after Oakley, who has a rocky relationship with Dolan, was involved in a bizarre altercation with security at the arena. Dolan later lifted the ban following an intervention with NBA commissioner Adam Silver, but Oakley doesn’t want to attend Knicks games unless Dolan issues an apology.
Oakley, a Cleveland native, told ESPN he wasn’t rooting for either team to win the game and he’s not too concerned about his rift with Dolan.
“I’m just taking it easy,” he told ESPN. “I’m not worried about relationships. I’m just taking it a day at a time.”
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