Charles Oakley has been banned from Madison Square Garden, though the ban is not necessarily a lifetime ban, Knicks owner James Dolan said on Friday.
Oakley was ejected from the Garden and arrested on Wednesday night after a phsyical altercation with security guards.
The Knicks fired their top security chief on Friday in the wake of the incident, but had said Thursday that everything Oakley has said since has been "pure fiction."
The team also released another statement on Friday about the incident.
"There are dozens of security, staff employees and NYPD that witnessed his abusive behavior. It started when he entered the building and continued until he was arrested and left the building. Every single statement we have received is consistent in describing his actions."
Oakley, during an interview with Stephen A. Smith on ESPN Radio on Thursday, said he never approached owner James Dolan before the incident, adding that MSG employees have told him that Dolan must be informed each time Oakley is at a game.
According to multiple reports, Oakley tried to get close to Dolan and had to be restrained by security. Oakley had reportedly been yelling at Dolan and was asked to stop but did not and was escorted away, according to Frank Isola of the NY Daily News.
It's nothing short of amazing when you think about where Charles Oakley is in Knicksland in 2017. It's obvious that the issues that he has with Jim Dolan go well below the surface and without a doubt it's safe to say that I wouldn't expect the divide to resolve itself any time soon.
It's certainly a sad day for the many fans who hold Oak in such high regard to see it come to this.