Monday, August 20th, 2007 at 3:12 pm  |  46 responses

Charles Oakley Q&A, always a must read

The best thing about Michael Jordan is that he’s Charles Oakley’s friend.

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  • http://nyctrademarks.com Anthony Verna

    Maybe we can get Oakley on TV. Are his car washes that good? How clean is he getting my Lumina?

  • http://www.myspace.com/whyberickjames Tarzan Cooper aka Jesus Shuttlesworth


  • http://http:aspov.blogspot.com Cheryl

    I can see Oak coming back, I don’t think it’s that crazy, if he’s truly in shape. If he can give a team 12-18 minutes a night and 4 or 5 hard fouls to some of them young’uns that like to charge into the paint, that team’ll be fun to watch. I wouldn’t mind seeing him down here in South Florida. Yeah, I know. We’d be the oldest team on record, right? But, you know Deke is 45 too…

  • http://whitehoteboysworld.blogspot.com white hot eboy

    Oak is out of his mind. If he can get 5 million for 2 points and 3 rebounds per game, I can get 8 pts and 4 assists a game for 15 million. He had to be hungover.

  • http://whitehoteboysworld.blogspot.com white hot eboy

    Cheryl, did you have Presidente’s at lunch? Come on now?

  • http://why-bother-reading.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    Cheryl and Oak are crazy.And hope you didn’t pay $12 for the Presidente at lunch.Still shocked

  • http://nyctrademarks.com Anthony Verna

    Deke is only 45?

  • http://www.myspace.com/whyberickjames Tarzan Cooper aka Jesus Shuttlesworth

    he needs to take kenny smith’s job

  • http://www.myspace.com/whyberickjames Tarzan Cooper aka Jesus Shuttlesworth

    cheryl, what was in the presidente to make you think it’ll work

  • http://www.myspace.com/whyberickjames Tarzan Cooper aka Jesus Shuttlesworth

    if slam continues to post everything from the mag, im gonna cancel my subscription

  • http://www.theserioustip.blogspot.com Jordi Scrubbings

    That had to be the funniest ESPN interview I have ever read. Oak should be on TV, but not on TNT. Any network that wants to go up against TNT, Oak should be their “Barkley”. Maybe NBA TV? Or ESPN?

    Can you imagine if Knicks swung an Artest trade and signed Oak? Wow.

  • http://http:aspov.blogspot.com Cheryl

    I did, as a matter fact Eboy. The el Presidente is the joint! But, c’mon now, Oak still looks like he can give a forearm shiver or two. It’ll be fun to watch, no?

  • http://http:aspov.blogspot.com Cheryl

    I had my own stash, y’all. I told you I called in sick today. I’m chillin’ by the pool with the Prez, a good mystery, and you guys to keep me company. Now that’s what I call a ‘mental health’ day! :-)

  • http://www.myspace.com/whyberickjames Tarzan Cooper aka Jesus Shuttlesworth

    so cheryl, what are you wearing?

  • http://http:aspov.blogspot.com Cheryl

    ooh, we’re going there?

  • http://why-bother-reading.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    Cheryl,he heard what your dates are like

  • dblizzy!

    Just to reiterate, Oak is out of his damn mind, he’s not even worth signing as a gimmick, and then he wants 10 mil… crazy

  • http://www.myspace.com/whyberickjames Tarzan Cooper aka Jesus Shuttlesworth

    yes cheryl, we’re going there.

  • http://www.myspace.com/whyberickjames Tarzan Cooper aka Jesus Shuttlesworth

    cheryl, you have an invalid syntax error

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    He can play “several positions”? Really?

  • http://birdmonster.blogspot.com Tenorca

    Oakley can play one position: crackin’ skulls. Indiana should sign him to headbutt Mike Dunleavy into submission.

  • RV

    that man is insane….he can waste 5 or 6 fouls for a team and thats suppose to be valuable? Any man in the d league can do that, hell any woman in the WNBA can do that.

  • http://why-bother-reading.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    I’m scared of Cheryl now

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I’d also like to see home many times he can run up and down the court without dropping dead. Would he be allowed to stand in one place all game?

  • http://www.myspace.com/whyberickjames Tarzan Cooper aka Jesus Shuttlesworth

    i dont see why not russ, he wouldnt do anything on offense anyway

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    He can pick and pop, apparently. Like, set a pick and then pop somebody? Because I could believe that.

  • http://www.myspace.com/whyberickjames Tarzan Cooper aka Jesus Shuttlesworth

    thats what i was thinking when i read the article. i knew he didnt mean pop a jumpshot, but rather pop an elbow to somebodys temple

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  • http://www.rubensborges.wordpress.com Rubens

    age ain’t nothing but a number?

  • http://www.rubensborges.wordpress.com Rubens

    and by the way oak’s talking, isn’t he looking more for a coach’s job?

  • Allenp

    Man, Oakley could barely jump when he left the league. I used to love him as a Knick, but his rebounding and jumper were shot by the time he left the game because he had no legs. And he wants all that money too? He’s crazy. I think he has money problems. He mentioned his assets, but he didn’t discuss cash flow.

  • http://www.firemitchkupchak.com Reggie Evans

    I would be scared to complain if I was not satisfied with my Oakley car wash.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    He’d knock your car the f*ck out.

  • Gumdrop

    I loved his take on the Cavs, and how he thinks he can “control” a game. Any team that picks him up is dropping poison in a well of young ‘uns.

  • Dallas J.

    10mil – 2yrs?? Oak- you crazy.

  • Boing Dynasy

    “I’m not going to come back for no veteran’s minimum. I’m coming back for a good salary. You can’t buy me. Money can’t buy me.”- If you say so Oak.

  • Fab

    Almost every answer he gave linked back to how great he was haha. No nba team would pay him 5mil so he should just stick to his carwashes and his “trendsetting” lifestyle. he should of just claimed that he’d win the MVP, it’d be as believable as all his other answers.

  • P-MAC

    “i can play several positions” ???????????????
    first off theres only 5 positions, and i really dont see Oak runnin the point or at the two, so 3 if your lucky but anyway after reading the interview i can unserstand him coming back maybe if he’s truly in shape……..but not for no 5 mil a yr………….

  • RV

    i understand guys like reggie and houston, they at least had game when they last played, but Oak sucked his last year, getting older and slower won’t make him better than his last year.

  • Dan

    Far too many people are down playing the situation this off-season; all of these “comeback” stories are just a trend. I mean, I do understand the fact that these guys do indeed love the game, but there is absolutely no way that it is simply a coincidence that all of these stars from the 90′s had the same “original” idea. I feel as though it is a competition, of sorts. Allan didn’t want to be shown-up by Reggie, who felt like he was being out-done by Penny. And Charles, well he has just always thought he was the sh!t. I believe it was on Slamonline, and I’m paraphrasing, but it was said that bringing Reggie into Boston is foolish simply based on the fact that he needs the ball in his hands to be effective. I am in full agreement. That can also be said about Allan Houston, and to a lesser degree Penny Hardaway. The only one in this discussion who can be productive without the ball is Charles Oakley, and I use the term productive loosely. As far as I am concerned, productivity is measured by what they bring to the table in relation to the amount of dollars they are shown. Maybe, just maybe, for the approximately $1.2 million in the way of the Veteran’s Execption he would be shown, Oakley could be effective. Beyond that, it is a serious waste of money.

  • Mo Charlo

    Why has nobody suggested that Oak coach for the WNBA? Laimbeer is the best, and him and Oak played the same “several” positions.

  • Holiday

    Totally off the subject but how does Baron Davis and T-Mac (although deserving) get a posting dedicated to them yet none of the guy’s responsible for bouncing them out of the playoff’s get nothing? Yes I mean Boozer and D-Will, Go Jazz!!!!!

  • http://www.sokofund.org/id20.html Adrian

    Oakley is a moron.

  • Gord

    I love how he’s basically slamming all the teams he talks about in this interview then says he’s waiting for them to call him and offer him 5 mil per. What a tool.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    My friend named her dog Oakley in Charles’ honor, and that was one tough dog.

  • bigmike407

    Oakley’s that dude. I remember him playing for NY in the mid-90s. He is the definition of enforcer. Cubes better get the checkbook out and pay this dude if he wants his team to avoid those upsets.