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Charles Oakley Was Targeted By Security, Official Charges

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams[1] charged Madison Square Garden security staff members in a report Monday with basically targeting New York Knicks legend Charles Oakley[2] before his arrest last week, reports New York Daily News[3].

From New York Daily News[4]:

While reading from the report Monday outside the Knicks home arena, Adams said Oakley was singled out by a Garden security guard identified only as Kori.

This is a high-profile VIP that sat in the most expensive seat in Madison Square Garden, he [Adams] said. They broke their protocol. Their protocols are broken. Oakley kept asking, Why are you staring at me? Why are all of you standing around keep staring at me? I m here to watch the game. Why are you blocking my view? Why am I being treated in this fashion? He was basically targeted by the time he sat down.

Adams got involved in, he said, because this is a recurring issue in his life and that of others . Every time I fly first class, someone stops me to see my ticket over, , and over and over again, Adams said. It sends the wrong message to black boys and black leaders. Even when you sit in the most expensive seat in Madison Square Garden, you are treated in that manner. This would not have happened to Bill Bradley and Dave DeBusschere.

Rev. Al Sharpton also called upon [Knicks Owner James] Dolan to lift the ban and reinstate Mr. Oakley s privileges while Adams compared how Oakley was treated to the terrifyingly wrong and deadly way that NYPD officer used a chokehold on Eric Garner in 2014, reports Sports Illustrated[7].[5][6]

SOURCE: New York Daily News, Sports Illustrated[8][9]

SEE ALSO:

Ex-Knick Charles Oakley Ejected From MSG After Allegedly Going After Team s Owner[10]

Stephen Curry Blasts Under Armour CEO For Praising Donald Trump[11]

41 photos Launch gallery[12]

1. Mid major splash: Steph Curry, 2008.

Mid major splash: Steph Curry, 2008.Source:Getty 1 of 41

2. Happy Valentine s Day. Chris Paul feeling romantic vs. Duke, 2005.

“Happy Valentine’s Day.” Chris Paul feeling romantic vs. Duke, 2005.Source:Getty 2 of 41

3. Chris Paul vs. Maryland Terrapins, 2004.

Chris Paul vs. Maryland Terrapins, 2004.Source:Getty 3 of 41

4. Damian Lillard (R), A1 since Day 1.

Damian Lillard (R), A1 since Day 1.Source:Instagram 4 of 41

5. Pau Gasol training for the Athens Olympic Games in San Fernando, South Spain, 2004.

Pau Gasol training for the Athens Olympic Games in San Fernando, South Spain, 2004.Source:Getty 5 of 41

6. Pau Gasol congratulated by NBA Commissioner David Stern after being selected as the number three pick by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2001 NBA Draft.

Pau Gasol congratulated by NBA Commissioner David Stern after being selected as the number three pick by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2001 NBA Draft.Source:Getty 6 of 41

7. Kyle Lowry during a game against Rutgers University Scarlet Knights, 2005.

Kyle Lowry during a game against Rutgers University Scarlet Knights, 2005.Source:Getty 7 of 41

8. John Wall celebrates during a game against the Louisville Cardinals at Rupp Arena, 2010.

John Wall celebrates during a game against the Louisville Cardinals at Rupp Arena, 2010.Source:Getty 8 of 41

9. Safe to say the Celtics regret passing on this one: Kobe Bryant Pre-Draft workout, 1996.

Safe to say the Celtics regret passing on this one: Kobe Bryant Pre-Draft workout, 1996.Source:Getty 9 of 41

10. The Real 6God: GM Jerry West and Head Coach Del Harris introducing Kobe to the world, 1996.

The Real 6God: GM Jerry West and Head Coach Del Harris introducing Kobe to the world, 1996.Source:Getty 10 of 41

11. Kobe following The Big Aristotle, before the break-up, 1996.

Kobe following The Big Aristotle, before the break-up, 1996.Source:Getty 11 of 41

12. DeMarcus Cousins in a pleasant conversation with Kentucky Coach John Calipari, 2009.

DeMarcus Cousins in a pleasant conversation with Kentucky Coach John Calipari, 2009.Source:Getty 12 of 41

13. DeMarcus Cousins objects to a call during the 2009 Jordan Brand All-American Classic.

DeMarcus Cousins objects to a call during the 2009 Jordan Brand All-American Classic.Source:Getty 13 of 41

14. Jeff Teague yams against the Duke Blue Devils, 2008.

Jeff Teague yams against the Duke Blue Devils, 2008.Source:Getty 14 of 41

15. Skinny savage: Kevin Durant during his Montrose Christian High School days, 2005.

Skinny savage: Kevin Durant during his Montrose Christian High School days, 2005.Source:Getty 15 of 41

16. Cold-blooded KD demoralizes the Kansas Jayhawks and fans, 2007.

Cold-blooded KD demoralizes the Kansas Jayhawks and fans, 2007.Source:Getty 16 of 41

17. He s been wet for a minute: Klay Thompson quiets the crowd at Kansas State, 2005.

He’s been wet for a minute: Klay Thompson quiets the crowd at Kansas State, 2005.Source:Getty 17 of 41

18. James Harden makes Arizona State relevant again, 2009.

James Harden makes Arizona State relevant again, 2009.Source:Getty 18 of 41

19. James Harden makes it hard to watch for Miami Heat fans, 2011. Four years later, 2015 MVP front runner.

James Harden makes it hard to watch for Miami Heat fans, 2011. Four years later, 2015 MVP front runner.Source:Getty 19 of 41

20. The goatee is everything: Marc Gasol during the World Basketball Championships in Japan, 2006.

The goatee is everything: Marc Gasol during the World Basketball Championships in Japan, 2006.Source:Getty 20 of 41

21. This shot probably went in? Russell Westbrook vs. USC Trojans, 2007.

This shot probably went in? Russell Westbrook vs. USC Trojans, 2007.Source:Getty 21 of 41

22. Russell Westbrook demoralizing Yale, 2007.

Russell Westbrook demoralizing Yale, 2007.Source:Getty 22 of 41

23. Future All-Stars Al Horford & Joakim Noah during another title run, 2005.

Future All-Stars Al Horford & Joakim Noah during another title run, 2005.Source:Getty 23 of 41

24. LaMarcus Aldridge celebrates en route to defeating the Texas A&M Aggies in the Big 12 Men s Basketball Tournament, 2006.

LaMarcus Aldridge celebrates en route to defeating the Texas A&M Aggies in the Big 12 Men’s Basketball Tournament, 2006.Source:Getty 24 of 41

25. Greatest Power Forward in NBA history, 1995.

Greatest Power Forward in NBA history, 1995.Source:Getty 25 of 41

26. Chris Bosh with Georgia Tech, 2003.

Chris Bosh with Georgia Tech, 2003.Source:Getty 26 of 41

27. The Chosen One, LeBron James.

The Chosen One, LeBron James.Source:Getty 27 of 41

28. Bron Bron, best high school basketball player of all time.

Bron Bron, best high school basketball player of all time.Source:Getty 28 of 41

29. Carmelo Anthony during the 2002 McDonald s boys High School All America Game at Madison Square Garden.

Carmelo Anthony during the 2002 McDonald’s boys High School All America Game at Madison Square Garden.Source:Getty 29 of 41

30. Greatness manifested: Melo celebrates his team s win over the Oklahoma Sooners during the NCAA Tournament in 2003.

Greatness manifested: Melo celebrates his team’s win over the Oklahoma Sooners during the NCAA Tournament in 2003.Source:Getty 30 of 41

31. Young Dirk Nowitzki during a German League game in Wurzburg, Germany, 1998.

Young Dirk Nowitzki during a German League game in Wurzburg, Germany, 1998.Source:Getty 31 of 41

32. Goofy Dirk at his parents house in Wurzburg, Germany, 1996.

Goofy Dirk at his parents’ house in Wurzburg, Germany, 1996.Source:Getty 32 of 41

33. One German legend to another, Detlef Schrempf vs. Dirk, 1999.

One German legend to another, Detlef Schrempf vs. Dirk, 1999.Source:Getty 33 of 41

34. San Antonio Spurs legend Gregg Popovich being restrained by this year s Eastern Conference All-Star team coach Mike Budenholzer after Pop received a technical foul, 2000.

San Antonio Spurs legend Gregg Popovich being restrained by this year’s Eastern Conference All-Star team coach Mike Budenholzer after Pop received a technical foul, 2000.Source:Getty 34 of 41

35. Western Conference All-Star team Coach Steve Kerr during his championship run with the Bulls, 1998.

Western Conference All-Star team Coach Steve Kerr during his championship run with the Bulls, 1998.Source:Getty 35 of 41

36. Dwyane Wade against University of Missouri during the NCAA Tournament, 2003.

Dwyane Wade against University of Missouri during the NCAA Tournament, 2003.Source:Getty 36 of 41

37. Flash drives past Kansas Jayhawks player during the semifinal of the NCAA Tournament, 2003.

Flash drives past Kansas Jayhawks player during the semifinal of the NCAA Tournament, 2003.Source:Getty 37 of 41

38. Kyrie Irving during the 2010 Jordan Brand classic.

Kyrie Irving during the 2010 Jordan Brand classic.Source:Getty 38 of 41

39. A sign of things to come, Kyrie Irving, 2010.

A sign of things to come, Kyrie Irving, 2010.Source:Getty 39 of 41

40. Anthony Davis in the 2011 Jordan Brand All-American Classic.

Anthony Davis in the 2011 Jordan Brand All-American Classic.Source:Getty 40 of 41

41. Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari motivating The Unibrow.

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari motivating The Unibrow.Source:Getty 41 of 41

References

  1. ^ Eric Adams (newsone.com)
  2. ^ Charles Oakley (newsone.com)
  3. ^ New York Daily News (www.nydailynews.com)
  4. ^ New York Daily News (www.nydailynews.com)
  5. ^ Al Sharpton (newsone.com)
  6. ^ Eric Garner (newsone.com)
  7. ^ Sports Illustrated (www.si.com)
  8. ^ New York Daily News (www.nydailynews.com)
  9. ^ Sports Illustrated (www.si.com)
  10. ^ Ex-Knick Charles Oakley Ejected From MSG After Allegedly Going After Team s Owner (newsone.com)
  11. ^ Stephen Curry Blasts Under Armour CEO For Praising Donald Trump (newsone.com)
  12. ^ 41 photos Launch gallery (michronicleonline.com)

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