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Knicks Owner Dolan Beats Lawsuit by Former Player Charles Oakley

Feb. 19, 2020, 7:05 PM

New York Knicks owner James Dolan doesn’t have to face assault claims brought by retired player Charles Oakley over his ejection from a game by Dolan’s security guards, a Manhattan federal judge ruled Wednesday, saying the case “had the feel of a public relations campaign.”

“While basketball fans in general, and Knicks fans in particular, are free to form their own opinions about who was in the right,” Judge Richard J. Sullivan wrote, “the fact remains that Oakley has failed to allege a plausible legal claim.”

Oakley, an All-Star and longtime fan favorite, filed the lawsuit after he was pulled ...