Were you looking for a bulletproof reason why Charles Oakley shouldn't have been dragged out of MSG by two dozen security guards who completely comprised their power by treating a former - outspoken yet beloved - athlete like he yelled "bomb" on an airplane? Well, guess what? It's your lucky day!
It's not that a couple drunk jackasses who stood up mid-period to start irrelevant chants are the proof we needed that the vast majority of Garden faithful have sided with the man that protected the paint the last time the Knicks were relevant. We didn't need help from the type of douchebags that instantly start yammering how about how smart they are (like Excel spreadsheets don't do the math for you) and threaten to take legal action when someone suggests that they be a little less obnoxious to know that Charles Oakley is held in a high regard. Especially when it's in comparison to the guy who has the Knickerbockers in perfect position to take over 'The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey' as the preeminent circus in town. Hell, that could have been Eddie Curry getting carried out after starting a kerfuffle and he still would have had the fan's support. The enemy of your enemy is your friend, and there's no bigger enemy to anyone and everyone invested in New York sports than James Dolan.
What these bros did manage to shed light on is that MSG security has far too much to worry about to dedicate half of their staff to Charles Oakley. I don't know what he did or didn't say that got him not-so-promptly removed, but there's no way it was as distracting to the already shitty viewing experience as the insufferable assholes littering the 300's thinking their voice absolutely had to be heard. Think about how many loudmouth blowhards went unchecked because every Rent-A-Cop on the isle of Manhattan was tending to the person with the most legitimate reason to be pissed off. Never mind the probability that Charles Oakley was only removed so that James Dolan could watch the game without fearfully peaking over his shoulder with his dick tucked between his legs. He should have been allowed to stay simply because the manpower necessary to remove him required a dangerously irresponsible dispersement of authority that probably had hundreds of idiots acting a fool and spewing nonsensical bullshit about Carmelo Anthony.