LeBron James: ‘Charles Oakley for president’


LeBron James, like several current players, took up for Charles Oakley in the wake of Oakley’s arrest at a Knicks game Wednesday.

Since, the Knicks have doubled down on blaming Oakley and Oakley has given his full account of events.

In case you think the additional information has LeBron rethinking his position…

Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com:

For the first time in memory, James didn’t take questions from reporters, and instead issued a 25-second statement in which he praised his team for going 3-1 on the road trip and Russell Westbrook (who registered a triple-double with 29 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists).

A media relations official asked reporters to disperse from James’ locker, while the player headed toward the shower. But then he came back and shouted: “Oh, I missed one. Charles Oakley for president.”

LeBron also said he called to Oakley to check on him. Oakley has been around the Cavaliers organization in recent years and developed a relationship with LeBron.

We still don’t know exactly what happened Wednesday, but it’s becoming increasingly clear where sympathies lie in the Knicks-Oakley feud.