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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

Charles Oakley thinks current NBA is heartless, hard to watch

The Toronto Raptors recently invited one-time power forward Charles Oakley — more famous for his stints with the Chicago Bulls and New York...
Via Athlon Sports
March 16, 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 AP on Fox
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 AP on Fox
March 13, 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

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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