“Every leader, every superstar in this league, if you go through adversity and you’re trying to duck and dodge and you’re in the biggest city, it’s going to damper your team,” Oakley said, citing, among other things, Ewing’s unwillingness to be accountable with the press and say tough things to officials and coaches when they needed to be said. “Michael Jordan wasn’t like that at first, but he installed it in his game. He seen that if he’s going to be getting 30 shots, 30 points, that he’s got to put his team on his back. And Patrick could never put us on his back like he should have.”

Tough to throw Patrick Ewing under the bus. 

He did a lot for the Knicks,  and definitely will go down as a great big man. 

Charles Oakley, not so much. 

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