Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the recent incident in which former Knicks star, Charles Oakley, was booted out of Madison Square Garden and arrested. The scene where security guards tackled him to the ground was all over the news, and spurred a New York sized drama that hung over the Knicks franchise -- leading Carmelo Anthony to say there was a cloud hanging over the organization in the wake of the mess. Oakley’s supporters have stood by him. That includes former St. John’s and NBA center Jayson Williams, who told an interesting tale about how Oakley helped him out when he was looking for some cash in college. Here’s the story from Williams’ interview CBS
With the sun still hiding below the horizon and the cold pinching at anybody who dared expose themselves to it, Ethan Happ would grab his fully-packed school bags, jump into his white Pontiac Grand Am, and begin his winter days. Before a basketball could be bounced, an engine had to be revved, an exhaust pipe had to belch, and the 17-year-old version of the Big Ten’s most intriguing player had to roll out into the early morning Midwestern darkness. A few miles away, the cell phone of Rockridge High School head basketball coach Toby Whiteman would beep.
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Jairus Lyles and Joe Sherburne each scored 13 points and Maryland-Baltimore County posted a wire-to-wire win over Stony Brook in an America East Conference battle Wednesday night. Stony Brook (17-11, 12-3) already clinched the No. 2