WATCH ABOVE: Charles Oakley dragged away and arrested after court side altercation
Former Toronto Raptor Charles Oakley was arrested after becoming involved in an altercation near New York Knicks owner James Dolan at Madison Square Garden on Monday night.
Oakley, who also played for the Knicks from 1988 until 1998, appeared to shove security guards before a group of them dragged the former NBA power forward down a tunnel and away from the scene.
The incident occurred just steps away from the court as the Knicks were hosting the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday night.
The Knicks issued a statement on Twitter that said Oakley had been arrested following the incident.
“Charles Oakley came to the game tonight and behaved in a highly inappropriate and completely abusive manner,” the statement read. “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.”
A reporter who was at the scene said Oakley could be seen yelling at team president Phil Jackson while walking down the tunnel. Jackson coached Oakley for a short time when he was a member of the Chicago Bulls.
Oakley was traded to Toronto by the Knicks for Marcus Camby in 1998.