Knicks owner James Dolan and ex-Knick Charles Oakley continued their feud on Tuesday with an over-the-phone mediation that was ordered by a federal appeals court. Oakley hasn't broken his conviction in trying to get back at Dolan for ordering he be thrown out of Madison Square Garden back in 2017.
But if it were up to one of Oakley's former Knicks teammates in Patrick Ewing, this feud would've been done a long time ago.
Ewing has been asked about it in the past, and he always said he holds Oakley in high standards while not wanting to discuss his personal matters. However, he does want the bug squashed soon.
"Whatever is going on with him and Mr. Dolan, like I've said before, it's something that needs to stop," Ewing told ESPN Radio on The Bart and Hahn Show. "He's one of the best players that I've played with. He's a part of the Knicks' history. He and Mr. Dolan need to get in a room somewhere and figure that out."
Ewing said he didn't even want to hear the recent comments made by Oakley about Dolan's practices following the Spike Lee incident earlier this month. Oakley called The Garden "a plantation".
At the end of the day, Ewing, the current head coach of Georgetown basketball, has tremendous respect for Oakley. So he can't help but want the feud to end, as it continues to be a story Knicks fans don't want to keep seeing in the news.
"Charles Oakley was one of my best teammates. He was an enforcer. I enjoyed playing with him," Ewing said. "I have nothing but respect for him. That's all I want to say about that."