Charles Oakley is taking shots at New York Knicks great Patrick Ewing

Bob Konarski
New York Knicks, Charles Oakley
Jul 2, 2017; Charlotte, NC, USA; Killer 3s coach Charles Oakley looks on during the game against Power at Spectrum Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Former New York Knicks forward Charles Oakley is back in the news. T his time he’s taking shots at his former teammate, Patrick Ewing.

Oakley went on the DA show talking ‘90s Knicks and their play.  Oakley bashed Ewing’s leadership style saying, “He never put us on his back like he should have because every adversity he ducked away from.”

He continued to take shots calling Ewing ‘high maintenance’ and that players had to be ‘special’ to play with Ewing.  He brought former Knicks Anthony Mason and Chris Childs into the mix as well. Ewing would treat Childs poorly and Mason would cursed and yell at Ewing.



Oakley said the ‘90s Knicks were ‘held back’ cause of Ewing.  And this team got the same answers from Ewing when the times were tough that they would ‘get ‘em next time’.

Oakley needs to just stop all of this now.  He’s in the media limelight again after his feud with the Knicks owner.

If there was no, alleged, leadership from Ewing then why continue he step up?  He was also one of the leaders and forces for the team so where was his leadership?

Oakley continues to bring negative attention to the Knicks organization when they’re trying to rebuild the team and their image.  It’s not necessary and draws more negative criticism to himself.

Ewing may not have brought a championship to New York but he did elevate the players around him, no matter what Oakley says.  Those were the glory days for the New York Knicks and Oakley is trying to ruin it.