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Posted October 17, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports
 
 

Oakley advice for the Knicks

@SportsBata ..nuff said

Former Knick Charles Oakley went to K1X’s store in Soho to promote a new clothing line, but instead had some choice words for Amar’e, ‘Melo, coach D’Antoni, and Isiah Thomas! Check it out! Oakley spoke…

On ‘Melo and Amar’e combo:  “I mean, they’ve got hype. But hype don’t win nothing.”

On Amar’e (Stoudemire): “Amare’s good; he’s good in his 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 coach (Mike) D’Antoni 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. That conversation should be dead, because it’s a West Coast offense playing in a hard-nosed city. You always give somebody a chance to prove themselves. I mean, this is his fourth year. He’s had a lot of time. … I think it’s just more half-court offense, and they need the big, tough guy. He don’t want to play that way, but finesse, it’s not gonna work.”

On the organization feelings towards him and Patrick Ewing: “[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, either. They won’t give Patrick a job, so I know they won’t give me a job. Patrick should have a job before anyone. He’s probably the best guy since [Walt] Frazier, [Earl] Monroe … he’s the main guy on the list.”

On Isiah Thomas: “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.” – nypost