Commissioner Adam Silver And Michael Jordan Help With Oakley-Knicks Situation

Update (February 14): Yesterday’s meeting between Oakley, Silver, Dolan and Jordan has reportedly lead to Oak’s ban at MSG being lifted:

According to the New York Daily News, however, Oakley is more concerned with Dolan hinting that the former Knick may have a drinking problem than the Garden ban:

But according to sources, Oakley could not care less about the ban — his biggest issue is Dolan calling him an alcoholic, as reported by the Daily News. As of right now, Oakley would turn down a Dolan invite.

Original Story (February 13): Last week, Charles Oakley was arrested at Madison Square Garden after a confrontation with security guards. The situation was said to be provoked by Knicks’ owner James Dolan. Since then, players have weighed in on the issue, and Dolan responded by banning Oak from future games.

Today, the NBA released a statement from Commissioner Adam Silver regarding the incident. Apparently, he talked it out with Oakley, Dolan, and Michael Jordan:

It seems they are making progress towards a resolution.

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