Knickerbockers trying desperately to save face in the NBA
Two days after every major player in the NBA said WTF knicks they fire the head of security at Madison Square Garden. Siting an article on the ESPN
The official wouldn’t say whether the firing of Frank Benedetto, formerly the senior vice president for security for MSG, was related to the Oakley incident.
Another source told The Undefeated that Benedetto was employed at MSG for about six months, adding “we’re not getting rid of a guy who was here for 30 years because of [the Oakley incident].” The security chief is not in any of the video footage involving Oakley, the source said.
For one of course it was because of the Oakley incident. Every account by fans in the arena said he didn’t start the altercation. It was damn security guards with an agenda that night. The security guard might have been the only person in Madison Square Garden who didn’t know who Charles Oakley. Just an embarrassing look all around and if he gets convicted on all three counts off assault Knicks fans should just boycott.
Really I can’t believe that it took this long to fire the guy. I think that it’s well known now that the owner of the Knicks James Dolan and Oakley don’t like each other. I think that pretty much everyone else but Dolan loves Charles Oakley. From his tweeter spats with Barkley to just being a dick in general to the opponents when he played resonates with fans. He is put in that 90’s enforcer class of basketball players never really put up huge numbers but never made it easy for the other teams. I’d compare him to a Bob Probert type player. The type of player that I really miss in the NBA now adays. Now we just have guys kicking each other in the nuts, on accident (bullshit).