Knicks lift ban on Charles Oakley

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Oakley was arrested and charged with three misdemeanor counts of assault and one misdemeanor count of trespassing. "In the event that the ban is not lifted, NAN's Northeast Regional Director Kirsten John Foy is mobilizing people to picket Madison Square Garden in solidarity". And that something turned out to be an intervention led by Michael Jordan, Oak's friend and former teammate and fellow National Basketball Association team owner like Dolan.

James Dolan will apparently allow Charles Oakley to visit Madison Square Garden again, but that isn't what the Knicks legend is really after.

The ordeal began last Wednesday during the Knicks-Clippers game when the former NY forward and beloved big man was arrested and charged with three counts of assault.

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Jordan and Oakley were teammates in Chicago before Oakley was traded to NY, where he became a fan favorite with the Knicks from 1988-98. Dolan accused Oakley of having anger management issues and strongly suggested that Oakley is an alcoholic.

Oakley said he is "in pain now". Dolan would later insinuate that Oakley had a problem with alcohol abuse, a claim that Oakley vehemently continues to deny.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver then got involved, meeting with both Dolan and Oakley on Monday at NBA Headquarters with Michael Jordan.

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Oakley played with the Knicks for 10 years, cherishing the time he shared with the franchise in the 90s.

Dolan said the organization ejected Oakley because he was being verbally abusive to security while seated near the team owner.

"I appreciate the efforts of Mr. Dolan, Mr. Oakley and Mr. Jordan to work towards a resolution of this matter."

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