Former New York Knicks player Charles Oakley was arrested in a tunnel at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night after he was seen getting into a shoving match with arena security guards. The Knicks legend apparently grew belligerently frustrated about halfway through the first quarter and started shouting obscenities and in the direction of Knicks team owner James Dolan
Charles Oakley shoves Madison Square Garden security and is escorted out of the building in strange scene pic.twitter.com/lTphvnSzFV
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 9, 2017
The video reveals that it took at least a half a dozen security guards to restrain and remove Oakley from the stands and into the tunnel. Reports indicate that it became near-impossible for them to calm Oakley down, and that others had to get involved to assist:
Phil Jackson trying to calm down Charles Oakley in the tunnel, surrounded by security.
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) February 9, 2017
It is still unknown exactly what Oakley was so furious about, but whatever it was, it must’ve been serious because Oakley ended up in handcuffs after the altercation.