Charles Oakley Rumors

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Charles Oakley
Charles Oakley
Position: None
Born: 12/18/63
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
With next year’s all-star game being held in Toronto, Oakley plans on attending, likely in some promotional capacity with the club. “It’s going to be great,’’ Oakley enthused. “I tell everybody how great Toronto is, how clean it is. It’s New York, only there’s less crime.” One night isn’t enough to honour Oakley and his impact with the Raptors, but it’s a night that was well deserved. To cap it off, it was Charles Oakley bobble head night. Asked if he ever envisioned a bobble head occasion, it was typical Oak-speak. “I got a head.”
via Toronto Sun
“I asked the commissioner (Adam Silver) to set up a meeting with (Dolan), make a step forward,” said Oakley. “I want to know what I did to be hated so bad by an owner. The dad (Charles Dolan), I never heard him say nothing bad about me. I asked players I played with to go talk with (Dolan). He said he don’t want to deal with me.” Oakley said Knicks fans are the ones hurting these days, because Dolan’s product stinks and fans are “paying their money to watch” terrible basketball. “It’s all gimme basketball now,” said Oakley. “One guy can’t make a team better. We had a lot of high IQ guys playing. There’s no leaders. When I was here I treated people with respect,” said Oakley. “How can I be that bad?”
via New York Daily News
Why is the league so chummy? Why is the NBA lacking the real rivalries from the ’80s and ’90s? Why has the overall level of play dipped? “I’m blaming the management, I’m not blaming the kids,” Oakley said. “I’m blaming management for drafting guys on potential. Back in our day and era, you had to have your potential and be ready to play right away. Everybody was talented. In three years, you’d be out of the league [if you didn’t perform]. Draft what you need, not what someone else said is good. “We had guys come out of high school, Moses Malone, Kevin Garnett, LeBron James, but all these guys could play. It wasn’t about you’ve got to wait three or four years. That’s why Philadelphia is so bad, Sacramento, they got players but they are all young.”
via Boston Globe