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Charles Oakley Questions Carmelo’s Superstar Status


Charles Oakley isn’t sure the Knicks can build as championship team around Carmelo Anthony — while being confused as to how he got his $125 million contract.

Oakley said the Knicks need a complete overhaul, and isn’t sure what the team has in Melo after knee surgery.

“Is he still a superstar or is he going to be a complimentary player?” the 51-year-old Oakley said Tuesday during BTIG Charity Day on the East Side. “You win [17] games, I don’t know. He made the All-Star game. He played on the All-Star team, but he didn’t play during the season.”

When told Anthony makes superstar money, Oakley scoffed.

“I didn’t give him the contract,” Oakley said. “He won a championship at Syracuse. What’s the potential? They give a lot of people $100 million.”

Oakley saved his most venomous comments for owner James Dolan, who won’t even shake his hand, according to Oakley.

“I think that’s embarrassing. … I can’t even get a ticket to come to the Garden,” he said. “Who’s been saying what they should be doing the last 15 years?”