Former NBA Star Accused Of Cheating At Casino

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Former NBA star Charles Oakley was arrested on suspicion of cheating in a casino, according to TMZ.

Oakley was “suspected of adding to or reducing his wager on a gambling game after the outcome was known,” the Nevada Gaming Board told TMZ.

A security team reportedly reviewed video footage that confirmed the incident. The charge is, “to commit or attempt to commit a fraudulent act in a gaming establishment,” meaning he could face one to six years in prison if convicted.

Oakley is currently a coach in the Big 3 basketball league, where he coaches the team called the Killer 3s. They continue their season this weekend on Friday, where they will be playing in Detroit.

There is a history for Charles Oakley. Back in 2017, he got into a fight with James Dolan at Madison Square Garden, which led to Oakley being banned for one year from Knicks games at MSG. Dolan accused Oakley of being drunk and heckling Dolan many times at a Knicks game. Oakley was eventually arrested for assault, trespassing and harassment after having to be physically removed from the stadium by Knicks security. Dolan made it worse by saying Oakley had problems with alcohol and anger management. Oakley ended up reaching a plea deal in August 2017 to resolve the criminal case against him. The charges would be fully dropped if he stayed out of trouble for six months and stayed away from MSG for a year from that August date.

Oakley was best known for his time with the Knicks, playing in the NBA from 1985 to 2004 for five different teams. He played for the Knicks for 10 years, averaging just over 10 points a game.

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