Charles Oakley maintains he did nothing wrong before he was surrounded by Madison Square Garden security officials.
Something has happened, though, to turn him from popular player to persona non grata within his former franchise.
Oakley blamed his strained relationship with the Knicks and owner James Dolan on Thursday for the altercation that led to his ejection and arrest from New York's 119-115 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.
Oakley said during an ESPN Radio interview that he had been in his seat for just a few minutes when he was surrounded by security, denying that they approached him after he shouted at Dolan.
"Now I'm four rows...