PBT Extra: Knicks’ owner James Dolan can’t win war with Charles Oakley, can’t help himself


In a public relations battle between a popular former player and an owner seen as running a legendary franchise and brand into the ground, who do you think is going to win?

After Charles Oakley was thrown out of Madison Square Garden Wednesday night, the Knicks have kept doubling down, selling the idea that Oakley’s behavior warranted the move. What James Dolan and the Knicks don’t seem to grasp is that they cannot win the PR battle. Dolan just keeps digging the hole deeper, and he can’t help himself. For fans, Oakley will always be the hero.

I get into all of it in this latest PBT Extra.