FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017

Category: SPORTS

NBA legend Charles Oakley Slaps Security Guards at Madison Square Garden

It was a crazy night at the Garden Wednesday, that saw a Knick legend hauled out of the arena by security, handcuffed and taken to jail in front of a stunned star-studded crowd just a few feet from Garden chairman James Dolan.

Charles Oakley, known for his physical style of play that made him an All-Star and helped the Knicks reach the NBA Finals in 1994, vehemently denied that he yelled at the Knick owner moments before being thrown out by several security guards.

Oakley told the Daily News moments after being released from Midtown South police station at around midnight that the Garden security asked him to leave because Dolan did not want him there.

“I was there for four minutes,” Oakley said late Wednesday night. “I didn’t say anything to him. I swear on my mother. They came over and wanted to know why I was sitting there. I bought the ticket. I said why do you guys keep staring at me. Then they asked me to leave. And I said I’m not leaving”

What followed next is the ugliest chapter yet in a rapidly deteriorating Knicks season, all on full display in front of a nationally televised audience and the league’s commissioner Adam Silver. Oakley was confronted by security, forcefully shoving one guard and appearing to strike another before he was physically removed from the stands.

However, sources at the Garden and police sources dispute Oakley’s account of the altercation, saying the scuffle was provoked by the former Knick yelling at his longtime nemesis Dolan.

Oakley was asked by several members of Garden security to leave, and then was seen shoving the swarming security guards – not far from tennis legend John McEnroe and with Dolan standing nearby in a maroon scarf.

Oakley was then escorted through the tunnel, taken to the floor by NYPD, and cuffed. According to police, Oakley was charged with three counts of misdemeanor assault, one of criminal trespass. A source said that Oakley declined legal representation because he was only hit with a desk appearance ticket. He was released from the Midtown South precinct at around midnight by police and snuck out the back door and into a black SUV, avoiding the waiting press outside.

10 Grader Scores 92 Pts in a High School Basketball Game

According to his father, Chino Hills (Calif.) High School basketball player LaMelo Ball went crazy on Tuesday night.

In a good way.

Ball, who is the younger brother of UCLA star Lonzo Ball, scored 92 points in a game on Tuesday. Yep, 92 points.

Ball was 30 of 39 on two-point shots, 7 of 22 on three-point attempts and made 11 of 14 free throws in a 146-123 win over Los Osos.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Ball’s brother LiAngelo, the team’s usual leading scorer, didn’t play so LaMelo got the chance to shoot.

ESPN’s Jeff Borzelo talked with Ball’s father, who said LaMelo had 29 points at halftime “and then he went crazy.”

The Times noted that Ball scored 41 points in the fourth quarter (in just eight minutes).

Los Osos coach Dave Smith told the Times that Chino Hills players were fouling so his team could not run out the clock, and that allowed Ball to score more points.

“That’s wrong,” Smith said. “It goes against everything CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) stands for. The Ball boys are very talented and great players, but it’s embarrassing to high school athletics. I’ve been coaching for 35 years, and we’ve turned high school athletics into individualism.

“It’s amazing to watch a kid score that many points. But it’s tough to say that’s what CIF athletics is about.”

The record for a high school game is 135 points by Danny Heater of Burnsville (W.Va.) High School in 1960.

Tom Brady and Patriots Come Back and Win – Is he the GOAT ???

After starting off the game horribly, the Patriots found themselves

down 21-3. Then they scored 19 points in the 4th quarter including the tying

touchdown with a minute left and then scoring a touchdown on the opening

possession of overtime. Tom Brady wins his 5th Super Bowl Ring.

Is He The G.O.A.T. ????

HOUSTON — Because the Atlanta Falcons couldn’t turn a fast start into

the big finish, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady showed every

bit of his big-game experience and every letter of his Hall of Fame


Brady led the Patriots back from deficits of 21-0 and 28-3 with a throw-

early, throw-late approach as the Patriots roared back to win Super Bowl

LI 34-28 in the first overtime game in Super Bowl history. Entering

Sunday, no team had won the Super Bowl after trailing by more than 10


Brady was named the game’s MVP.

Brady finished 43-of-62 passing for 466 yards and two touchdowns.

Brady had his first interception returned for a touchdown in any post-

season game he has played in in the second quarter when Falcons corner-

back Robert Alford snatched one of Brady’s passes and returned it 82

yards for the score.

But Brady powered the Patriots comeback’ from a 28-3 deficit late in

the third quarter for the win. It was Brady’s fourth Super Bowl MVP

award. It also closed out a season that opened with Brady serving a
four-game suspension for Deflategate.

It was the fifth Super Bowl win of Brady’s career.

Brady’s heroics also prevented Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan from

completing a sweep of the league’s major awards. Ryan was remarkably

efficient Sunday night, finishing 17-of-23 passing for 284 yards and

two touchdowns.

By the time Ryan tossed his second touchdown pass of the game with

8:31 left in the third quarter, he was 12-of-14 passing for 193 yards

and the two touchdowns.

Ryan finished 17-of-23 passing for 284 yards and two touchdowns.

Russell Westbrook Calls KD a BITCHASSNIGGA and VOWS that he Will Get that Azz Back (video inside)

Lol, they know Russ crazy….

OAKLAND, Calif. — Russell Westbrook said he is going to “get his ass back,” with regard

to Zaza Pachulia’s hard foul in the second quarter of the Golden State Warriors’ 121-100

win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday.

“He hit me kind of hard,” Westbrook said. “But it’s all right. I’m gonna get his ass back.

Straight up.”

With time ticking down before the half, Pachulia knocked Westbrook down, appearing

to push the ball into Westbrook’s face. Westbrook remained on the floor holding his face.

Pachulia was handed a flagrant foul 1 for the play, following a review by the officials.

But what upset Westbrook was Pachulia’s reaction to the foul. The Warriors big man

took a couple of steps to stand over Westbrook when the Thunder point guard was on the


“No, I didn’t see that until just now, but I don’t play that game,” a clearly agitated West-

brook said. “I’m gonna get his ass back. Whenever that is, I don’t know what it’s going

to be, but I don’t play that game.”

The Warriors visit the Thunder on Feb. 11.

“I thought it was a good steal, honestly, because I had the ball in my hands,” Pachulia

said. “Officials called a foul; there’s nothing you can do. A foul is a foul. If it was a hard

foul, it was a hard foul. There is nothing you can do. So you just move on. If he got hurt,

that’s fine too. It’s part of the game.”

Clippers down and out again after CP3 Injures Thumb Out 6-8 Weeks

The Clippers are either cursed or just have the worst luck in the world.

CP3 or Blake always seem to get hurt every year. I thought this team

was just one Small Forward or Shooting Guard away but it’s looking more

and more like it’s just never going to happen for them.

Clippers guard Chris Paul underwent surgery Wednesday to repair a torn ligament

in his left thumb, the team announced. He is expected to be sidelined six to

eight weeks.

Paul, 31, sprained his left thumb in the second quarter of Monday night’s win

over the Oklahoma City Thunder and was ruled out for the rest of the game.

X-rays on the thumb were negative, but an MRI on Tuesday revealed the torn ligament.

Paul was defending Russell Westbrook and sprained the thumb fighting over a screen

set by Joffrey Lauvergne at the top of the 3-point line.

The Clippers called a timeout shortly after, and Paul immediately walked off the court,

kicking the bench as he exited. Paul could be seen on the TNT broadcast shaking his

head at Clippers team trainer Jasen Powell as they walked through the players tunnel

to the locker room.

This is not the first time Paul has undergone a procedure on his thumb. He underwent

surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb during the 2012 offseason.

Paul played part of the 2011-12 season and the 2012 Summer Olympics with the thumb

wrapped in tape.

Wednesday’s operation will be performed by Dr. Steve Shin, who also oversaw Paul’s

2012 surgery.

Paul also broke his right hand in Game 4 of the first round in the 2016 playoffs

against the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Clippers have been beset by injuries this season. Star forward Blake Griffin

missed his 13th game Monday night as he recovers from arthroscopic knee surgery.

Sharpshooter J.J. Redick missed two games because of a sore left hamstring.

And Paul missed seven games in a two-week span because of a strained left hamstring.

Since the start of last season, the Clippers are just 3-9 in games without both Paul

and Griffin.

A nine-time All-Star, Paul is averaging 17.7 points, 9.8 assists and 5.3 rebounds and

leads the league with 2.25 steals per game. He has a .611 true shooting percentage

and a player efficiency rating of 27.48, which is sixth-best in the NBA.