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NFT: Knicks Chat: Oakley files civil suit vs. Dolan/MSG

DanMetroMan : 9/12/2017 10:24 am
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Charles Oakley officially files civil suit against James Dolan (as well as Madison Square Garden Company & MSG Sports & Entertainment)
I know Oak is revered as a former player  
Keith : 9/12/2017 10:26 am : link
and should be, he was a warrior for the knicks, but only James Dolan can make this guy a sympathetic victim.
I would imagine those shots MSG took on Twitter  
jcn56 : 9/12/2017 10:30 am : link
claiming he was drunk should result in a nice payday for Mr. Oakley.
Lottery Reform  
TyreeHelmet : 9/12/2017 10:51 am : link
Sounds like the lottery reform is definitely going to happen. I know it won't go into effect until 2019, but its such the Knicks luck that this happens once they might actually start a rebuild with all their picks.
Wouldn't lottery  
Metnut : 9/12/2017 10:53 am : link
reform be a plus for the Knicks? It's basically a giveaway from the teams that finish in the worst 1-5 spots to the teams that finish in the worst 6-11 spots I think.
RE: I know Oak is revered as a former player  
mfsd : 9/12/2017 11:06 am : link
In comment 13595567 Keith said:
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and should be, he was a warrior for the knicks, but only James Dolan can make this guy a sympathetic victim.


I'd be surprised if Dolan can control himself and avoid further mocking/bashing of Oakley. Disagree with Dolan = Dolan mocks you as a drunk is standard operating procedure for the petulant child running MSG
RE: RE: I know Oak is revered as a former player  
schabadoo : 9/12/2017 11:11 am : link
In comment 13595681 mfsd said:
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In comment 13595567 Keith said:


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and should be, he was a warrior for the knicks, but only James Dolan can make this guy a sympathetic victim.



I'd be surprised if Dolan can control himself and avoid further mocking/bashing of Oakley. Disagree with Dolan = Dolan mocks you as a drunk is standard operating procedure for the petulant child running MSG


An alcoholic that trashes others as drunks. That press release should bring a pretty penny for Oakley.
I don't know if Dolan is worse  
Beezer : 9/12/2017 11:13 am : link
at being an owner or at being a human being. He absolutely sucks at both.

That aside, Oak ... fucking stop it, man.
RE: I don't know if Dolan is worse  
MetsAreBack : 9/12/2017 12:39 pm : link
In comment 13595697 Beezer said:
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at being an owner or at being a human being. He absolutely sucks at both.

That aside, Oak ... fucking stop it, man.


why should he? Seems like a pretty easy (albeit likely modest) payday coming. If someone offered me call it $50K, I'd take it too.
RE: RE: I don't know if Dolan is worse  
BillT : 9/12/2017 1:24 pm : link
In comment 13595881 MetsAreBack said:
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In comment 13595697 Beezer said:


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at being an owner or at being a human being. He absolutely sucks at both.

That aside, Oak ... fucking stop it, man.



why should he? Seems like a pretty easy (albeit likely modest) payday coming. If someone offered me call it $50K, I'd take it too.

50k! That wouldn't come close to covering his lawyer's retainer.
RE: RE: RE: I don't know if Dolan is worse  
schabadoo : 9/12/2017 2:32 pm : link
In comment 13595988 BillT said:
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In comment 13595881 MetsAreBack said:


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In comment 13595697 Beezer said:


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at being an owner or at being a human being. He absolutely sucks at both.

That aside, Oak ... fucking stop it, man.



why should he? Seems like a pretty easy (albeit likely modest) payday coming. If someone offered me call it $50K, I'd take it too.


50k! That wouldn't come close to covering his lawyer's retainer.


I agree. I'd think you'd get a decent payday from an NBA team and its owner defaming you. Radio interview, press release, etc.
I think MAB's point is whatever the dollar amount  
jcn56 : 9/12/2017 2:33 pm : link
he'd take it.

If I were Oakley, I'd pursue a big payday just out of spite. Tossing him from the Garden should have been enough, but Dolan went into full douchebag mode. Even if Oakley was a huge douche and responsible for the ejection, they had no business writing what they did on Twitter.
I guess i dont know what i'm talking about re: damages  
MetsAreBack : 9/12/2017 2:53 pm : link
but JCN's point was spot on.

How much could calling someone a drunk via twitter though really cost someone? Dolan's net worth shouldn't really have anything to do with anything. Is this really worth a 6 figure payout?
RE: I guess i dont know what i'm talking about re: damages  
jcn56 : 9/12/2017 2:56 pm : link
In comment 13596144 MetsAreBack said:
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but JCN's point was spot on.

How much could calling someone a drunk via twitter though really cost someone? Dolan's net worth shouldn't really have anything to do with anything. Is this really worth a 6 figure payout?


It's not someone though, right? It's the official PR folks of the place where he was asked to leave and ultimately arrested, not to mention his former employer.

I'm no lawyer - but to me that seems a lot worse as far as libel is concerned than one person's personal opinion.
Knicks can really use a PG.  
Keith : 9/12/2017 3:13 pm : link
Turns out, there is a star PG that just became available....
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