Charles Oakley was arraigned in a Manhattan court Tuesday on assault and other charges stemming from an incident at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 8, when he was kicked out of the Clippers-Knicks game for allegedly heckling Knicks owner James Dolan.
Upon being asked to leave the arena that night, Oakley began cursing at security guards, and the situation turned physical, the New York Post notes.
Oakley maintained Tuesday he did “nothing wrong.”
Per The Post, he told reporters outside the courthouse, “I bought a ticket. I was sitting in my seat, and eight people walk up on you, and the next thing you know, you’re dragged out of the Garden. It’s so (disrespectful).”
Oakley, who has been banned from MSG for life,reportedly told police the night of his arrest that Dolan madesure security guards followed him every time he went to the Garden. He also admitted to having a few drinks before the game.
Coincidentally, fellow Knicks great Walt Frazier happened to be reporting for jury duty Tuesday at the same courthouse, the New York Daily News reported.
"I didn't see the Oak Man!," Frazier said.
Oakley's case was adjourned to May 30.
Frazier, meanwhile, had his jury duty postponed for eight weeks so he can fulfill obligations to the team.