NEW YORK — Virginia Union graduate and former NBA star Charles Oakley was arrested Wednesday after being dragged out of Madison Square Garden by security.
Oakley was said to have been yelling at New York Knicks owner James Dolan, who he has been publicly critical of in the past, leading up to his ejection, according to the New York Daily News.
“Charles Oakley came to the game tonight and behaved in a highly inappropriate and completely abusive manner,” the Knicks said in a statement. “He has been ejected and is currently being arrested by the New York City Police Department. He was a great Knick and we hope he gets some help soon.”
The incident occurred during the first quarter of the game.
Oakley played at Virginia Union from 1981 to 1985. He was drafted 9th overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1985. He played for the Chicago Bulls, then the Knicks from 1988-98.
Oakley was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in May of 2016.