In May 2010, former NBA tough guy and now Charlotte Bobcats assistant coach, Charles Oakley was the victim of a "gang-style beat down" at Las Vegas resort. Oakley is now suing the resort.
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Oakley was an invited guest at Aria's VIP pool area May 28 when he left the area, the complaint says, but security officers and staff prevented him from re-entering.

After a "verbal altercation" with officers, Oakley attempted to return to his room when he was "assaulted" by them in a secluded area of the resort, the lawsuit alleges.

The complaint contends the officers wrestled Oakley to the ground and punched and handcuffed him, and that he was taken to the hospital with injuries to his neck, back, head and wrist, "all or some of which may be permanent and disabling."
Old Oak Tree is a 6-9, 245-pound bad arse and still one of Michael Jordan's right-hand guys. To quote Bill Simmon's "Black Super Bowl" article...
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I asked one relatively famous current player who knows him, "What makes Oakley more intimidating than everyone else?"

His answer: "There's a lotta tough guys in the league, but Oak don't give a f---."
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Charles Oakley


Told the ref to "cut that cracker off" when I was 17 years old and yelling at him courtside. Sober.

CSB.
Reply125 months
I'd jump on Oakley's arse with the quickness if it was a choice between him and Anthony Mason. Mason be skeery.
Reply125 months
I didn't realize that people actually got this kind of treatment and then actually had the balls to file a complaint.
Reply125 months
And if someone could beat down Charles Oakley, I'm not sure I'd want to complain to them...
125 months
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I didn't realize that people actually got this kind of treatment and then actually had the balls to file a complaint.

Huh?

People file complaints for being assaulted, allegedly, all the time. Why wouldn't people file a complaint for that kind of "treatment"?

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Watching Oakleys conduct for all these years, he probably got what he deserved. He probably took a swing at someone.


How much of his conduct off the court have you watched to be informed enough to assume that is likely?
125 months
"wha"! too bad. you play you lose Oakley.

any place that has to calls itself "VIP" is not really a place very important people will be hanging out. FACT
Reply125 months
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any place that has to calls itself "VIP" is not really a place very important people will be hanging out. FACT


This. "VIP" in Vegas means douchebag guidos with money, pro athletes, porn stars, strippers, and gold diggers.

125 months
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