Charles Oakley, a vocal critic of Dolan and the Knicks, was handcuffed and arrested during a game on February 8, 2017 at the Garden and banished from Dolan, who suggested that he had a problem with alcohol. They are still involved in an Oakley lawsuit against President MSG. The game after the accident, Latrell Spreewell, who hadn’t been seen around the franchise since trading in 2003, showed up and sat down next to Dolan. King was also there next to him.
“I don’t just want to be with these guys,” said Oakley to the New York Post. “A lot of the guys I played with, I lost respect for them because I went to war for them. I protected them, from Patrick onwards. Patrick just mentioned it two weeks ago. But I could have been sentenced to prison for 20 years. Three years later, it’s really over. It’s a publicity stunt. “