Ex-Knick: Don’t go to New York, LeBron

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Charles Oakley didn't have such nice things to say about his former teammate Patrick Ewing (AP)

Charles Oakley issued a warning to his friend, LeBron: Stay away from New York. Stay far, far away.

In an interview with a Miami radio station on Friday, the ex-Knick said “I can’t tell him to go to New York. New York treated me bad. … When I go to the Knicks’ games, do you know that they have somebody that follows me around to see what I say to the press?”

Oakley, who spent 10 seasons with the Knicks, said The Chosen One should, instead, look south. “I said maybe Chicago or Miami . I think him and [Dwyane] Wade would be great together,” Oakley said.

But the New York bashing didn’t stop there for Oakley. He didn’t hesitate to take a shot at former teammate Patrick Ewing.

“Patrick was our leader as far as press and people who are watching TV … Patrick could have been more vocal for the team, but he wasn’t. I think that hurt us a little bit.” [WQAM]

By Nicki Jhabvala, NBA editor for SI.com
  • Published On Jun 08, 2010
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