Charles Oakley is Today’s Honoree

Charles Oakley Interview took place at the Selah Freedom event in Atlanta, Georgia during Super Bowl 53 Weekend. Charles Oakley who is an American former professional basketball player was a member of the National Basketball Association’s Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets. A power forward, he consistently ranked as one of the best rebounders in the NBA. In 2017, he was confirmed to both play and coach the Killer 3’s for the debut of the BIG3, a new basketball league focusing on 3-on-3 basketball.

Born and raised in Cleveland, Oakley attended John Hay High School and Virginia Union University, a Division II historically black university in Richmond, Virginia. As a senior in 1984–85, Oakley led Division II in rebounding with an average 17.3 per game.

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