2/10/2017 7:47 AM PST
Charles Oakley says he DID drink alcohol before things exploded at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night … but insists he was not drinking INSIDE the arena.
The Knicks legend sat down with FOX 5 in NYC and told the reporter before the interview that he believed the team was trying to portray him as a guy who was drunk and out of control at the time of the incident.
The reporter followed up on the claim when the camera was rolling … and Oakley admitted to having “a couple drinks” before the game.
But Oakley seems to scoff at the suggestion alcohol had anything to do with the incident.