Oakley arrested in Las Vegas for cheat attempt

Charles Oakley shown here coaching the Killer 3s in a Big3 summer basketball game

Charles Oakley shown here coaching the Killer 3s in a Big3 summer basketball game

The 54-year-old former New York Knicks power forward was detained on July 8 after seeking to add or reduce his bet on a casino table game, according to the Nevada Gaming Control board.

Former NBA star Charles Oakley has been arrested in Las Vegas for attempting to cheat while gambling, US reports said Thursday. While it's unclear which game Oakley was playing, a source told TMZ the former New York Knick attempted to take back a $100 chip on a hand he knew he had lost.

In court documents related to the lawsuits, obtained by Newsday previous year, the Aria said the 2010 skirmish merely was the latest example of bad behavior by Oakley in Las Vegas.

Oakley, whose career earnings are upward of $46 million per Basketball Reference, was confronted about the incident at the casino. The Clark County Detention Center confirmed Oakley had been arrested but has since been released. Oakley has an active civil suit against Madison Square Garden and Knicks owner James Dolan following his February 2017 forced removal from the arena by security and subsequent arrest. If convicted, Oakley could face between one and six years in prison, TMZ reports.

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A source close to Oakley told TMZ, "This is an insignificant matter that will be quickly resolved".

Oakley has been involved in a number of prior incidents in Las Vegas.

Oakley was arrested on three counts of assault for his fight with the security guards and another for criminal trespassing.

Oakley played for the Knicks from 1988 to 1998, helping them become one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.

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