'#StayWoke' – Dwyane Wade Calls Out the Knicks for Taking Charles Oakley and His Image 'Down to the Ground' at MSG

Dwyane Wade, Charles Oakley

'#StayWoke' – Dwyane Wade Calls Out the Knicks for Taking Charles Oakley and His Image 'Down to the Ground' at MSG

The Bulls' shooting guard joins LeBron James and Reggie Miller as those defending the former NBA star.

Published February 9, 2017

Since Charles Oakley's fight with Madison Square Garden security last night during the New York Knicks game — leading to his arrest on three counts of assault — NBA players have been repping hard for the former Knicks great.

LeBron James chimed in, calling Oak a "legend," and even former Knicks' killer Reggie Miller put respek on Oakley's name.

But perhaps nobody put it better than Dwyane Wade. The three-time NBA champion and Chicago Bulls All-Star shooting guard took to his Instagram account Thursday and implored fellow ballers to "#StayWoke," explaining that the Knicks' treatment of Oakley "could happen to any of us."

"10years!!! 10 years Oak gave everything he had for this organization and the image everyone will be left with won't be this picture," Wade wrote as part of his IG caption. "It will be the imagine of him being taken down to the ground last night in the same arena he gave his all 2 as a player by the guards!"

As D. Wade alluded to, Oak gave his heart and soul to the franchise from 1988-1998 as the Knicks' tough-as-nails enforcer, only to be dragged out of MSG by security guards and arrested.

On Thursday, Oakley called the Stephen A. Smith Show on ESPN Radio and said that he has been trying to speak with Knicks owner James Dolan for "four to five years" and that the billionaire refused to shake his hand during a meeting at the 2014 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans.

With more and more NBA players bashing the Knicks over the treatment of one of their best former players, we wonder which player would be willing to actually join the franchise.

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

(Photos from Left: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images, Jerritt Clark/Getty Images)

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