Charles Oakley is giving the fans what they want.
The Knicks legend, who on Friday was banned from Madison Square Garden after being ejected and arrested Wednesday following an altercation with security guards, thanked the fans for their support and said he is not done pleading his case.
Oakley announced Friday night via Twitter he will hold a press conference next week in light of recent developments, including owner James Dolan’s contentious interview on ESPN Radio earlier in the day. Oakley’s camp called Dolan’s accusations, which made the former Knicks star out to be a “verbally and physically abusive” alcoholic, “extremely outrageous and unprofessional.”
Knicks fans showed up to Madison Square Garden on Friday night for the Knicks’ game against the Nuggets chanting “Free Oakley” and holding up signs in favor of the New York basketball legend.
The chants continued in the first quarter, according to The Post’s Marc Berman, after the Knicks gave up 22 points in the first seven minutes.
Knicks fans are chanting for Charles Oakley!