Charles Oakley appears to have called off his Patrick Ewing bashing.
Oakley posted a heartfelt message on social media after his former Knicks girlfriend and current Georgetown coach announced Friday that he had been hospitalized with a coronavirus in Washington DC.
“I’ve been at war with you for ten years. I’m not leaving you on the battlefield right now,” Oakley tweeted along with a photo of him and Ewing with the Knicks. “Well done Patrick. More fights continue. @ CoachEwing33 #BrothersFight #PatrickEwing #GetWellBrother.”
Critics were critical of Ewing’s leadership and played in 90 games in the Knicks playoffs, particularly against the Bulls-led Michael Jordan.
“My thing is [Jordan] is, ̵6;It’s not like you beat us 20,’ “Oakley told the Post earlier this month.” Most games come down to two, three properties. Y’all made shots. We are not. The best player wins. Michael is a better player than Patrick hands down. “
Ewing has taken the high road when it comes to Oakley comments.
“I have nothing to say about what Charles has to say,” Ewing told the Good Show when asked about Oakley’s criticism. “He was one of my best teammates. We went to a lot of wars and a lot of wars against the Bulls. So everyone was entitled to their own opinion.”