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CHARLES OAKLEY RUMORS

All the King’s Men: While We’re Waiting…

Charles Oakley made a living out of it. Bill Laimbeer, Dennis Rodman, Shaquille O’Neal—hell, even Zydrunas Ilgauskas, to a point—all played the role of Enforcer. When Oakley was setting screens for Michael Jordan, the message was clear that Cleveland native was there for one reason: To protect his team’s star. When LeBron James walked off of the court at the TD Garden on...
Via Waiting For Next Year
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakley: Guys don’t ‘play with their heart’ now

Charles Oakley was honored by the Raptors on Friday, but the power forward who also played for Chicago, New York, Washington and Houston in a career that stretched from 1985-2004 had little good to say about today's game.
Via Philly Sports Live
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Charles Oakley reflects on bobblehead night with hilarious quote

  The Raptors paid tribute to former forward Charles Oakley on Friday night, handing out bobbleheads to the first 5,000 fans, and Oakley had the quote of the night when asked if he could have imagined having a bobblehead. "Well, I had a head so you never know what could happen," he said before the game against Miami. "It's great to come back up here and see the guys." You probably...
Via Associated Press
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakley returns to Toronto for bobblehead night

TORONTO (AP) The Raptors paid tribute to Charles Oakley on Friday night, handing out bobbleheads to the first 5,000 fans. Oakley played 208 games for Toronto between 1998 and 2001. Oakley, 51, was asked if he could have imagined having a bobblehead day. ''Well, I had a head so you never know what could happen,'' he said before the game against Miami. ''It's great to come back up...
Via Associated Press
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

GONE TOO SOON: Rest In Peace, Mase

Long-suffering New York Knicks fans were dealt another blow with news that longtime favorite, Anthony Mason, passed away at the young age of 48 after suffering a massive heart attack.  Mason was the foundation upon which the tough, prideful identity of the ’90s hardbody physical team was built.  Mason, along with teammate Charles Oakley, was a strong, impenetrable pillar who...
Via All Sports Everything
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Charles Oakley goes off on Knicks owner James Dolan

Whenever Knicks legend Charles Oakley wants to see his old team at Madison Square Garden, he finds his tickets on StubHub. That’s because the owner won’t even acknowledge his existence. Oakley, regarded as the heart and soul of the team during his 10-year run in New York, was at Times Square Knickerbocker Hotel Wednesday for a press...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Bull Got Blown Off by Knicks’ Owner James Dolan

Charles Oakley was a tenacious enforcer for the Bulls during his early years in the ’80s and played a decade for the New York Knicks after being traded for Bill Cartwright in 1988. Well, just because Oakley played 10 seasons for the Knicks and helped lead them to the 1994 NBA finals doesn’t mean the current Knicks owner has to acknowledge his existence apparently. For those...
Via Sports Mockery
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant ‘The Baddest’ Nike Commercial

Coinciding with today’s unveiling of the all-new KD VII from the Kevin Durant signature line. The swoosh teamed up with ad wizards Wieden+Kennedy to create “The Baddest” Nike commercial centered around KD. Featuring cameos from basketball legends such as George Gervin, Chris Mullin and Charles Oakley; and comedian /civil rights activist Dick Gregory. Look for the spot to air...
Via Hooped Up
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

HBCU Hoops Heros: Knicks Edition

The New York Knicks are one of the most storied franchises in NBA history. Sure, they've only won two titles, but those are minor details. What the Knicks do have is a long history of picking up great players from HBCUs. Here is our top five list.Anthony Mason, Tennessee StateXXXXXXDick Barnett, Tennessee StateOne of the smoothest scorers of his era, Barnett averaged 15 ppg as in...
Via HBCU Gameday
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakley, Mahorn Named Top Five Dirtiest Players In NBA History

Rick Mahorn was ranked as the third "dirtiest player of all-time" by therichest.com. Two former CIAA stars ended up on a pretty interesting list earlier this week. Longtime NBA veterans Charles Oakley and Rick Mahorn were named to The Top 10 Dirtest Players of All-Time list by The Richest. Virginia Union's Oakley showed up first, taking the fifth spot. Oakley played in 1,218 games...
Via HBCU Gameday
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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