Charles Oakley Rumors

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Charles Oakley
Charles Oakley
Position: -
Born: 12/18/63
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
Earnings: $43,907,000 ($69,586,843*)
It was, Dolan suggested to the paper, also a sign that he would increase his political giving in the future, implying he planned to fund more Republicans in New York. Rose, for his part, was not surprised to see Dolan take issue with what he said. “No, man,” Rose told The Athletic. “Again, the guy is a snowflake. He kicks fans out of the arena. Look what he did to Oakley and Charles Oakley is a legend. I’m just a congressman. Nothing would surprise me. What I will tell you is I’m not going to let Jim Dolan bully me. I’ve got swamp creatures in D.C. coming after me. I’m not worried about this guy. Come at me, bro. Come at me. But you’re going to lose. Which is, by the way, something that he’s very much accustomed to. So I’m sure this won’t be cataclysmic for him; it’ll just be another loss in a long series of losses. He’s a loser. He’s got to shut up and sell the team.”
Oakleys says like everyone else in the NBA world, he had no idea Nash was even interested in a coaching gig … “but that’s how the world is.” “People hire their friends, people that they believe in. Somebody must believe in Steve Nash, a great player.” But, Oakley says there are plenty of Black coaches — like Mark Jackson, Pete Myers and Jason Kidd — who have been waiting for jobs … and got beat out because “this guy comes out of the blue.” “That goes to show you we’re still behind the 8 ball,” Oak says … “That’s what we’re trying to fight for, equal opportunity.”
Charles Oakley has certain reputations. They were on full display in this story told by Oakley’s former Raptors teammate, Tracy McGrady. McGrady on “All The Smoke:” I ain’t going to say my man’s name. I don’t want to put him out there like that. We’re flying from Toronto to Sacramento. Bro, this is a long-ass flight, right? These boys got the big bottles of Jack Daniels. The whole plane ride, they’re drinking like crazy. I’m talking about, they’ve got a bunch of bottles. We land in Sacramento, and Oak is looking for the last bottle. My man don’t even want to drink no more. So, he hid the bottle under his seat. Oak walking up and down the bus on the way to the hotel. “Hey, man. Where the motherf—ing bottle at? Who got that last bottle?” And, boy, somebody pointed at buddy. “Hey, where the motherf—ing bottle at? You hiding the bottles?” Dog, Oak was looking around him, grabbed the bottle. Mind you, the dude is from Sacramento. Clean suit. He going home to see the fam. Big-ass bottle. “Oh, you trying to hide the bottle. Oh, you don’t want to drink no more? Alright, motherf—er, you’re going to wear this.” And drenched it on him. The whole bottle, bro.
If Thibodeau is hired, the .589 winning percentage would be the highest of any head coach hired the past two seasons. “Detailed guy, knew his craft,’’ Oakley said. “He did what a coach is supposed to do, tell guys when they’re not doing stuff right or correct and show them. With a lot of teams now, some coaches don’t voice their opinions. He was an assistant coach who knew what he was doing. It’s what you put in is what you get out.’’
“It ain’t just the coach you bring in,’’ Oakley said. “It has to start from upstairs, then the next level below. You got to get a commitment from everybody around. When you make a commitment that means we’ll take two, three years to build a team. You got to go through phases. You don’t have a superstar on your team now. And there’s talk they’re going to get a superstar overnight. It don’t work like that. You have nothing to trade to get someone right now. You can’t trade no one to get something.’’