Charles Oakley seems like one of the guys in NBA history that you don’t want to mess with.
Charles Barkley seems like he found that out, according to Oakley. Back in the late 90s, Oakley and Barkley got into some kind of altercation at an NBA Players Association meeting, and at first, reports came out that Oakley punched Barkley.
Oakley is here to clarify, though. He didn’t punch him but, these are his words. He did slap the sh*t out of him because Barkley started something, and he ended it.
He also talked about how Barkley isn’t friends with any of the guys from that era, and he’s like the kid sitting in the corner of the playground playing by himself via VladTV.
“He’s not close with Michael [Jordan] no more. I don’t know who he’s really on [good] terms with now,” Oakley stated. “So I know he wants to come to the cookout and play 18 holes with us. But we’re not inviting him no more. He’s out. You act up, you go stand in the corner with one leg in the air…That’s Charles, in the corner of the playground by himself. You can see him because he’s kind of big.”
Pretty crazy story.
We know it is possible because Oakley has been known to slap people all the time. He did it to Scottie Pippen, and it was caught on tape.
Need any more evidence that Charles Oakley has never been a guy you want to mess with? Some might say bully. Some might say enforcer that made the 1980s and early 1990s NBA crazy AF. The guy was like a hockey enforcer. He was Michael Jordan’s Marty McSorley. And he slapped around a rookie Scottie Pippen before being traded to the Knicks for Bill Cartwright and caught a bunch of Ls to MJ, Scottie and the Bulls throughout the rest of his career.
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