Charles Oakley may be allowed inside Madison Square Garden again, but the popular former
In an interview with SI Now on Thursday, Oakley compared Dolan to the largely disliked former Clippers owner
"He's a control freak," Oakley said of Dolan. "He got everybody in the Garden on pins and needles. The other owners know this — that's the bad thing about it. They're gonna let this end up happening like something [that] happened to the L.A. Clippers. It's that bad."
Sterling owned the Clippers for more than 30 years before being banned from the
Last week, Oakley was forcefully removed from his seat and arrested at a Knicks game and three days later Dolan banned the one-time all star from Madison Square Garden. Dolan went on to suggest that Oakley has problems with alcohol and/or anger.
Earlier this week, the ban was reportedly lifted after the two men met with NBA Commissioner
After bringing up the Clippers to SI Now, Oakley was asked if he thought Dolan is "on that same level as Donald Sterling." Oakley answered, "Yes."
Asked if he thinks Dolan is a racist, Oakley hesitated before saying, "I mean, he's on the level."
Oakley added of Dolan: "This man has been around for a long time. I ain't heard nothing good about him."