The Jay Graves Report

Why I’ve got NO problem with James Dolan bannin’ Charles Oakley! “Seats”

"Really JD? That's how it's goin' down?"

For the past 48  hours everybody and their baby’s momma have been tryin’ to defend Charles Oakley and the foolishness that took place at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night. Just in case you’ve been under a rock with some Beats head phones on. Former Knick, Charles Oakley, was thrown out of the joint and subsequently arrested for assaultin’ Garden security after he mushed a boy in the face for tryin’ to tell him to leave etc. Then he started pushin’ boyz off of him as they continued to tell him to dip. Now I get why a boy got physical because they got physical with him first. But at 54 years old you already know that it wasn’t goin’ to end well.

So on Friday James Dolan jumped on The Michael Kay Show on ESPN New York 98.7FM and told boyz that Oak has been banned from the Garden but that it wasn’t necessarily a lifetime ban. Then cats all over the country went nuts because they’re only lookin’ at this foolishness from the time of the incident.

Well playas…growin’ up in the G.I. or Any Hood, USA, you already know that you can’t look at an incident from the time that it popped off. You’ve got to follow the trail of foolishness that caused it to pop off. That’s why I call most of these cats out here doin’ sports radio, television and print Fake Media-Types because they know nothin’ about sports or most importantly about black folks growin’ up in the ghetto that play sports.

In order to understand stories behind sports that are 70 percent black you’ve got to understand the thought process of the very players or former players you’re coverin’. If you don’t then you’ll defend Charles Oakley’s foolishness because you’re only lookin’ at him gettin’ thrown out of the joint and gettin’ banned.

I broke it down the mornin’ after this foolishness occurred in the crazy Hot Joint entitled “Beef” and on my “Real Playa Podcast” but you still need more help.

Like I told you before, Oakley showed up with the “Wish Factor” lookin’ for some trouble and found it. Like I told you boyz in the “Beef” joint he’s been on record sayin’ that he wants to meet with ole boy but Dolan refuses to sit down with him. Here’s what the dun said in an interview just last Friday posted on an Instagram account of a New York restaurant.

“I’m a Knicks fan, I played here for 10 years, I love the Knicks, I love New York,” he said. “I wish ’em all the luck and success on the basketball court. I don’t know why I’m not welcome into the Garden.” 

The New York Times did a story in 2016 that explained that there’s been beef  between the two sayin’ that Oakley’s “been estranged from the Knicks organization for years, a rift that stems, at least in part, from Oakley’s inability to keep some of his more caustic opinions to himself.”  In other words he’s talkin’ crazy to a boy. In that same story Oakley is quoted as sayin’, “He won’t meet. I want to sit down to talk to him. I want me and him in a room. And lock the door. Lock that door! I mean, he can have the police outside the door.”

So by makin’ those statements Oak put it out there that he’s wants to get at this man. There is clear beef at least on Oak’s side of the fence.

Now let me take you to the hood for a minute playboy. You’ve been beefin’ with some cat for the past two or three years and he’s tellin’ boyz that he wants to get in a room with you and you can have you’re boyz outside the door. Then one day you decide to throw a house party and it cost $5 to get in. You walk up stairs in your crib and the dun that’s been tellin’ everybody that he wants to touch you is in your house. What’s gonna happen bruh?

You and the fellas are goin’ to beat the brakes off of him regardless of whether he’s talkin’ crazy or not. At the bare minimum you’re goin’ to put him out forcibly. Why? Because you don’t know what that fool was goin’ to do. Why? Because he’s up in your spot and he’s got known beef with you. That’s enough in and of itself to put hands on him.

So let’s fast forward to Wednesday night at the Knicks game. Charles Oakley buys a ticket to see the Knicks play but he he buys a joint to sit near the duns he’s got beef with. There are 20,789 seats in the Garden bruh. However, he buys a seat within ear hustlin’ distance from James Dolan. Oak played for the Knicks for 10 years and he’s been goin’ to Knicks games for the past 15 plus years. He’s knows where Dolan sits.

If he wanted to simply watch the Knicks play he could have sat anywhere in the buildin’ but near Dolan. So he bought the ticket in that area on purpose lookin’ for some foolishness. Like I said before he had the “Wish Factor.” He was like, “That dun won’t sit down with me so Ima sit near him! I bought the ticket so what can they do?” 

Well pimpin’, Dolan owns the joint and you’re not goin’ to punk him in his own spot. He’s signin’ every check in the buildin’ so if you thought that you were goin’ to fall off into a boy’s crib and punk him you’ve got something else comin’. And he did.

It doesn’t matter if Oak said anything or not he fell off in the joint lookin’ for some trouble and found it.

Why do you think the head of security got fired on Friday bruh? Because he allowed a dun that Dolan doesn’t want near him to get too close. Dolan’s not tryin’ to deal with that foolishness and it cost a boy his job.

If you grew up in anybody’s hood you understand this concept. You can’t tell boyz that you wanna get at them and then get dealt with when you show up and act like you weren’t wrong. Oak was DEAD wrong and he should be banned! Why? Because cats are too old to be dealin’ with foolishness. Oakley is 53 years old bruh! Why are you beefin’ with folks in the first place? You’re too old for that type of ignorance. James Dolan doesn’t owe you a thing. He paid you for 10 years! You got yo check and now you need to keep it movin’! That man has a right to not want you around him. So since you’re silly enough to buy a ticket to sit next to him to keep foolishness up how bout you stay at home all together! Stop me when I start lyin’!

Check out the “Real Playa Podcast” as I break it down in hood terms for a boy!

Playas Thesaurus: 

1) G.I.: noun – Gary, Indiana

2) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.

3) Wish Factor: adjective – to wish that something would happen so that you can react violently, a preconceived agenda for startin’ a fight.

4) Ear Hustlin’ Distance: verb phrase – to be close enough to be able to comfortably hear what somebody is sayin’

 The caption under the photo isn’t real but it’s REAL talk!