If there's one thing we can say about Charles Oakley, it's that he's never afraid to say what's on his mind. So with Oak in NYC over the weekend to launch his clothing line at the K1X store, the New York Post decided to ask the former Knicks bruiser his thoughts on the current Knicks team. And, not surprisingly, he delivered by launching into a series of tirades about Amar'e Stoudemire, Mike D'Antoni, Isiah Thomas, and the Knicks organization as a whole. Get ready for the ether...
On Stoudemire's style of play: "He's good in his own way. He's a West Coast player trying to translate to the East Coast. And the longer he plays in the East, the more his body's gonna get damaged, because he's got to take a beating now."
On D'Antoni's run-and-gun system: "I don't think [it can be successful], but that's his coaching style. They knew when they signed him...When you go buy a Bentley, you know it's not a Volkswagen. When they signed him, they knew what they were getting."
On Thomas getting a gig with the Knicks: "I don't understand how he even got a job with management. He had nothing to do with the Knicks, then he talked bad about the Knicks...If I see him, he'd better turn around and go the other way."
On the Knicks organization as a whole: "[The Knicks] don't want nothing to do with me. I don't know why. I tried to deal with them on several occasions. I'm not gonna keep trying...They don't like Patrick [Ewing], either. They won't give Patrick a job, so I know they won't give me a job...My door is always open to the Knicks. I tell them all the time. They said something about I told LeBron to go to Miami. I was like, 'You all have to be one of the craziest organizations in the world.'"
Oh, Oak. The Knicks might not want you back in town, but we certainly do. Come back anytime. [via New York Post]