Silver, Jordan help cool down Oakley-Dolan feud

Sources tell FOX 5 News that the ban on former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley has been lifted.

Oakley was arrested and charged with three misdemeanor counts of assault and one misdemeanor count of trespassing.

Michael Jordan and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver are helping fix the relationship between Charles Oakley and Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan. Silver played peacemaker with the help of a legend who knows both antagonists well - Michael Jordan reportedly got on a conference call to help (probably from some marvelous golf course).

Several members of MSG security removed Oakley from the arena last Wednesday night.


Earlier this month, Charles Oakley was forcefully ushered out of Madison Square Garden during a Knicks match-up against the Los Angeles Clippers.

After watching the standoff generate headlines for several days, National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver summoned both parties to his office Monday, with Oakley's friend and Hornets owner Michael Jordan looped in on a conference call. The Knicks had claimed Oakley was being unruly, while Oakley claimed Dolan asked for his removal. According to Silver, Oakley and Dolan "were apologetic about the incident and subsequent comments", but it seems that some issues remain between the two men. After Oakley's arrest, Dolan suggested Oakley might have an alcohol problem, which the former Knicks forward denied.

The affair was made uglier as Knicks fans serenaded their team with various pro-Oakley chants later in the week. Dolan, Oakley and security at MSG are set to meet this week to further rectify this matter.

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