Charles Oakley, Knicks Owner James Dolan Ordered By Court To Settle Dispute Over The Phone
But after this month, Charles Oakley and New York Knicks owner James Dolan might need to get on the telephone to go over something else: their long-simmering feud. Before this week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ordered the two guys to settle their dispute through the phone.
The problems between the two guys back to 2017, when Oakley was arrested and kicked from Madison Square Garden after an episode during the team’s match against the Los Angeles Clippers. At a viral clip, he had been spotted getting to it with Garden safety, prior to being forcibly taken out of the arena.
Dolan banned Oakley in the stadium, and at the procedure insinuated the Knicks legend had a drinking issue. Oakley return, filed a suit against Dolan, accusing him of not just defamation but assault and false imprisonment. Last month, this litigation was tossed out with a Manhattan judge, who stated,”from the beginning, this situation has had the sense of a public relations effort, together with parties apparently more interested in the courtroom of public opinion than the merits of the legal arguments”
Oakley decided that decision, although the Knicks published an announcement after the truth on behalf of Dolan that read, in part,”perhaps now there may be peace between us.”
Perhaps there can, however, we are going to have to wait till their March 31 phone to discover.