It’s Charles Oakley bobblehead night as the Toronto Raptors host the Miami Heat and continue to fete their 20th anniversary. In a past life I used to cherish the way Charles Oakley played the game of basketball and in an awkward twist of fate I used to collect bobbleheads, so naturally this evening is of a certain significance (don’t forget that it’s also the start of March Break and I’m sipping back copious amounts of some tasty scotch…goodtimes indeed)
Watching Oakley play was a pure joy for me. He was that natural enforcer on the court. A regular don’t mess with me or my mates kind of guy. When he was traded to the Raptors for a soft player like Marcus Camby I was ecstatic as the Raptors desperately needed the leadership and toughness he supplied.
Off the court Charles Oakley seems to be an honest and states things as a matter of fact. This type of style often leads to a fantastic quote. Case in point before today’s game he was asked what his thoughts were about the idea of having a bobblehead in his honour. In classic Oakley fashion he offered this well timed gem.
Well I had a head so you never know what could happen.