Knicks: Everything Oakley said was 'pure fiction'
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters

The New York Knicks are putting the full blame on Charles Oakley for Wednesday night's altercation at Madison Square Garden.

The team released a statement on Thursday, insisting that everything Oakley told the media following his arrest was nothing but hearsay.

"There are dozens of security staff, employees, and NYPD that witnessed Oakley's abusive behavior," the Knicks said in a statement. "It started when he entered the building and continued until he was arrested and left the building. Every single statement we have received is consistent in describing his actions. Everything he said since the incident is pure fiction."

Oakley stated on Thursday that he was minding his own business before he was approached by security and forcibly ejected from the game upon Knicks owner James Dolan's request. The 53-year-old Oakley was later arrested and charged with one count of trespassing and three counts of misdemeanor assault.

He has since apologized for the incident.

Knicks: Everything Oakley said was 'pure fiction'
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