New York Knicks owner James Dolan appeared on the radio Friday — with a binder of prepared notes — and said that Charles Oakley is currently banned from Madison Square Garden following Wednesday night’s events.
Knicks fans were taking Oakley’s side before Dolan’s weird interview, and were only taking Oakley’s side more after the weird interview.
So, it’s no surprise that fans made sure they were heard during the Knicks’ game against the Denver Nuggets on Friday night at MSG.
There were a variety of chants during the game, with all of the chants showing support for Oakley, and disapproval of Dolan.
— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) February 11, 2017
Oakley chant gets very loud, Knicks PA can't drown it out because they're shooting free throws pic.twitter.com/eTCSbBvAIx
— Knicks Memes (@KnicksMemes) February 11, 2017
“We want Oakley!”
"WE WANT OAKLEY"
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 11, 2017
“Free Charles Oakley!”
— Kristian Winfield (@Krisplashed) February 11, 2017
Pretty solid Fire Dolan chant pic.twitter.com/pST7Zu6QYU
— Clemzingis (@TheClemReport) February 11, 2017
Dunno if the audio is good, but it's "Dolan Sucks." pic.twitter.com/K80aUQ2hkj
— Jeremy Woo (@JeremyWoo) February 11, 2017
Charles Oakley tweeted his support for fans and the Knicks (but certainly not the people running the show) on Friday night, and said he will hold a press conference next week:
I love NYC I LOVE the Knicks that you for all your love .. I will be holding a Press conference next week Let's go Knicks
— Charles Oakley (@CharlesOakley34) February 11, 2017