Just four days after Charles Oakley got into a scuffle with Madison Square Garden and was arrested, the New York Knicks appear to be continuing their public relations campaign by trotting out at least ten ex-players for their Sunday afternoon home game against San Antonio Spurs.
The most prominent ex-Knicks seen at the game were Latrell Sprewell and Larry Johnson, who are sitting courtside next to owner James Dolan. Sprewell, like Oakley, had a long-standing feud with the Knicks after he left the organisation following the 2002-03 season.
But while Sprewell and Johnson were the most visible, there were others.
- Latrell Sprewell
- Larry Johnson
- David Lee
- Gerald Wilkins
- Vin Baker
- John Wallace
- Kenny Walker
- Herb Williams
- Bill Bradley
- Bernard King
Ever since the Oakley incident, the Knicks have been active in defending their position. They have released multiple statements accusing Oakley of needing some sort of help and fabricating his story, and Dolan has appeared on talk radio to defend himself and the team.
This latest move appears to be an attempt to show fans that the Knicks do embrace their former players.
Of course, the one ex-Knick who is not welcome at MSG is Oakley. However, he is well represented. Several fans have been seen wearing Oakley jerseys, including Spike Lee.
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