Ex-Knicks star Oakley arrested at Las Vegas casino

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The team played in Oakland, Calif., two days before the incident and has a game in Detroit on Friday.

It is not known what he was playing, but according to TMZ, Oakley tried to take a $100 chip off the table once he realized he was going to lose.

Former NBA star Charles Oakley has been arrested in Las Vegas for attempting to cheat while gambling, USA reports said Thursday.

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Oak's gambling charge is serious business - "to commit or attempt to commit a fraudulent act in a gaming establishment".

A source close to Oakley tells us, "This is an insignificant matter that will be quickly resolved". Oakley got in a fight with a security guard, causing a pause in the game, before being dragged away.

Oakley, 54, played 19 seasons in the National Basketball Association, most notably as a key contributor to the Knicks over 10 seasons.

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Oakley's Las Vegas arrest comes after a high-profile spat with the Knicks a year ago following his forcible ejection from Madison Square Garden during a game in February.

Charlotte Bobcats assistant coach Charles Oakley watched from the bench in the first half of a game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Charlotte, N.C. Casino regulators in Nevada are accusing the former New York Knicks star of gambling fraud.

Oakley now serves as a head coach in Ice Cube's three-on-three league, BIG3. Dolan suggested Oakley was drunk and heckling him, and Oakley was arrested for assault, harassment and trespassing.

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Oakley and prosecutors had agreed to a deal last August that the charges would be erased if Oakley stayed out of trouble for six months.

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