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LOOK: BIG3 Ad Trolls New York Knicks, Saying Charles Oakley Back To NYC Where He Belongs

By Mon Carlo Basister
on Mar 19, 2017 04:50 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, OH - FEBRUARY 23: Former NBA player Charles Oakley sits court side prior to the game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the New York Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena on February 15, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo : Jason Miller/Getty Images)

The image of a legend being tossed out of the arena where he played his heart out during his heydays is still fresh in everybody’s minds. Months after, he will be back in New York City and this time, not as a spectator and definitely, not inside the Madison Square Garden.

On June 25th, the inaugural season of BIG3 will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and that paved way for Oakley to go back to the basketball scene in New York. The league’s website earlier had the 6-foot-8 center/forward listed as a playing coach for one of the teams of the league.

Sports World News previously reported the incident that happened between Oakley and New York Knicks owner James Dolan, which led to his ejection that required at least 10 security personnel to escort him out while being showered with “Oakley, Oakley” chants from the MSG crowd. That disturbing scene is a complete opposite of how Ice Cube and BIG3 commissioner Roger Mason, Jr. welcomed the former NBA All-Star.

With the season approaching, BIG3 marketing people mean business as they had the 53-year old Cleveland, Ohio native on their full-page newspaper advertisement. In the post of ESPN’s Ian Begley, the ad shows the image Oakley while in the middle confronting the security people from the infamous MSG incident and the caption is so catchy that it accurately describes the legend.

Now, the younger generation will now get to see the rebounding machine that pulled a total 12, 205 rebounds in his 19 seasons in the league, 21st in the NBA in career rebounds according to BIG3’s bio about Oak. The possible indirect response from the Knicks is an interesting thing to anticipate but with this BIG3 ad, they surely made their presence felt.

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