Charles Oakley Biography

Charles Oakley

Quick Facts Of Charles Oakley

Celebrated Name Charles Oakley
Age 56 Years
Nick Name Oak Tree
Birth Name Charles Oakley
Birth Date 1963-12-18
Gender Male
Profession Retired Basketball Player
Nationality American
Place Of Birth Ohio
Birth Nation USA
Ethnicity African-American
Race Black
Horoscope Sagittarius
Religion Christian
Father Charles Oakley II
Mother Corine Oakley
Siblings 5
Brothers Curtis Oakley
Sisters Yvonne Moss (Sister), Carolyn Felders (Sister), Diane Oakley (Sister), Saralene Oakley (Sister)
High School John Hay High School
University Virginia Union University
Marital Status Married
Sexual Orientation Straight
Wife Angela Reed
Daughter 1; Ahmauri Anderson
Net Worth $12 Million
Source of Wealth Entrepreneur Career
Height 6 ft 8 in
Weight 102 KG
Hair Color Gray
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Build/Type Athletic

An American former professional basketball player is named for Charles Oakley. Moreover, he is also a basketball coach and entrepreneur. Previously, he has played for National Basketball Association's Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, and Houston Rockets. His playing position was a power forward. He was named in the NBA All-Rookie First Team (1986), the NBA All-Defensive First Team (1994), the NBA All-Star Team (1994), and the NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1998). Since 2017, he has been the coach of the Killer 3's of the BIG3. His performances had led him to be picked in the 1st round of the 1985 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. However, his draft rights were later traded to the Chicago Bulls. During the 1994 NBA season, representing the New York Knicks, he had started every regular season and playoff game for the team creating a record for 'Most Starts (107) in a Single NBA Season'. He played by wearing jersey/shirt number of 34 for Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, and 33 for Houston Rockets. As an entrepreneur, post-retirement, he had started several commercial ventures including Hair Solutions and Nails EtCetera in Cleveland; Oakley's (car wash, oil change, and detail centers) in Brooklyn and Yonkers, New York; Oakley's Wash House (car wash and laundromat) in Cleveland; and Red, The Steakhouse (restaurants) in Cleveland and Miami. In September 2016, a section of Deering Street in Cleveland was named the 'Charles Oakley Way' to honor him. He was given the nickname, "Oak Tree", for his rugged demeanor and no-nonsense attitude.

'Dancing With the Stars': Charles Oakley and Emma Slater Became The First Pair For Elimination 

Charles Oakley is saying goodbye to Dancing With the Stars after only two weeks in the competition. The NBA star, 56, appeared on Good Morning America Wednesday alongside his dance partner, Emma Slater, and shared that though they were the first pair to go, they "put up a fight." Charles Oakley and his partner, Emma Slater, were the first pair to be eliminated on Dancing With The Stars Season 29. He is reflecting on his elimination from Dancing With the Stars last night. Slater said working with Oakley was "fabulous", and shared that she would miss rehearsals with him. "Our rehearsals go so fast because he's always early," she said. "Everything I say he never questions. He's so positive and so optimistic and that's what I love about him. He kind of reinforces that in me, so I had the best season." 

Charles Oakley and his partner, Emma Slater Eliminated from Dancing with the Stars Season 29

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Famous For

  • Being a retired professional basketball player who has played for Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, and Houston Rockets. 
  • For his rank, 25th all-time in NBA games played with 1,282 games, and 22nd all-time in career rebounds with 12,205 rebounds.

What is the Birthplace of Charles Oakley?

On 18th December 1963, Charles Oakley was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the USA. He is American by nationality and his ethnicity is African-American. Sagittarius is his Zodiac sign and his race is Black. He is Christian by religion. He was born to his parents; Charles Oakley II (father) and Corine Oakley (mother). He also has five siblings; Curtis Oakley (Brother), Yvonne Moss (Sister), Carolyn Felders (Sister), Diane Oakley (Sister), Saralene Oakley (Sister). As per his education, he had attended the John Hay High School, a public school in his hometown of Cleveland. He had then joined the Virginia Union University, a private historically black university in Richmond, Virginia, in 1981. He had graduated from there in 1985. Talking about his present residence, he splits his time between New York, United States, and Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. As of 2019, he celebrated his 56th birthday. 

How Charles Oakley began his Basketball Career?

  • Charles Oakley started playing basketball since his high school where he led Virginia Union to the 1985 CIAA championship in 1984-1985 as a senior. 
  • He scored 2,379 points and grabbed 1,642 rebounds in his college career. 
  • Later, he was drafted with the 9th overall pick in the 1985 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, but his draft rights were traded to the Chicago Bulls.
  • Then, he was selected as a part of the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 1986.
  • The Bulls traded him to the New York Knicks for 7'1" center Bill Cartwright. 
  • He records 25 playoff games during his 1994 season and started every regular season and playoff game for a record 107 starts in a single season. 
  • He was then traded by New York to the Toronto Raptors for blossoming star Marcus Camby in the year 1998. 
  • He was again traded by the Toronto Raptors with a 2002 2nd-round pick to the Chicago Bulls for Brian Skinner in the year 2001. 
  • In 2001-2002, he averaged 3.8 points per game, 6 rebounds per game, and 2 assists per game by playing 36 games out of 57 games.
  • He signed as a free agent with the Washington Wizards in the year 2002. 
  • He played 42 games during the 2002-2003 season, averaging 1.8 points per game, 2.5 rebounds per game, and 1 assist per game.
  • He played his final season in 2003-2004 season where he signed the first of two 10-day contracts with the Houston Rockets on 18th March 2004. 
  • For the team, he only played 7 games, in which he averaged 1.3 points per game, 0.7 rebounds per game, and 0.3 assists per game. At the end of the season, he retired from the NBA.
  • He was inducted into the CIAA Hall of Fame in 2005 after his career at Virginia Union University.
  • He was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in honor of his 19-year professional basketball career. The induction ceremony was held on 30th April 2016. 
  • He currently ranks 25th all-time in NBA games played with 1,282 games, and 22nd all-time in career rebounds with 12,205 rebounds.

Charles Oakley, former basketball player

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How was Charles Oakley's life after his Retirement?

  • After the retirement of Charles, he was hired as an assistant coach for the Charlotte Bobcats under then-head coach Paul Silas on 26th December 2010 but he left that position on 1st December 2011 after experiencing health issues with back pain, during the 2010-2011 season.
  • Besides this, he also owns commercial enterprises such as Hair Solutions and Nails EtCetera in East Cleveland, Ohio, "salons started with seed money from Oakley and run by his sisters"; Oakley's car wash, oil change, and detail centers in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, and Yonkers, New York; Oakley's Wash House, a combination car wash and laundromat Oakley founded in east Cleveland, Ohio, overseen by his sister Carolyn and mother Corine; Red, The Steakhouse, restaurants in Cleveland, Ohio and South Beach, Miami, Florida.

Awards and Achievements of Charles Oakley

  • NBA All-Star (1994)
  • NBA All-Defensive First Team (1994)
  • NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1998)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1986)
  • NABC Division II Player of the Year (1985)
  • NCAA Division II leader in rebounds per game (1985)

Career statistics of Charles Oakley

  • Points 12,417 (9.7 ppg)
  • Rebounds 12,205 (9.5 RPG)
  • Assists 3,217 (2.5 APG)

Who is Charles Oakley married to?

Charles Oakley is a married man. He married his beautiful wife, Angela Reed on 30th July 2016. By profession, Angela Reed is a businesswoman and financial consultant. The duo is living a happy life as of now without any kind of disturbances. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. More details about his personal life are still to get disclosed yet. 

Charles Oakley with his wife, Angela Reed

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Talking about his past relationship, he was in a love affair with Nefertini Rasool. Not only this, but he also has a daughter named Ahmauri Anderson from an unnamed relationship. 

Scratching the personal life of Charles Oakley in-depth, he was involved in an altercation at Madison Square Garden as the Knicks faced the visiting Los Angeles Clippers on 8th February 2017. He was ejected from the arena after he is alleged to have yelled at James L. Dolan, the Executive Chairman of Madison Square Garden and MSG Networks, and refused to stop, an allegation he denies as per the Knicks. He was charged with three counts of misdemeanor assault and criminal trespassing as there were also accounts of him hitting a security guard in his face and shoving another guard before being dragged away from the game and handcuffed. In a statement, the Knicks stated that Oakley "came to the game tonight and behaved in a highly inappropriate and completely abusive manner. He was ejected and was then arrested by the New York City Police Department." On 13th February 2017, NBA legend Michael Jordan and NBA commissioner Adam Silver met with both Dolan and Oakley at NBA headquarters. Oakley and Dolan both apologized for the fallout and both were currently negotiating a truce. On 12th September 2017, it was reported that he was filing a civil lawsuit over the incident.

What is the Net Worth of Charles Oakley?

Charles Oakley is a successful and talented former basketball player who has made a huge amount of money. After his career in basketball, he became the coach of the Killer 3's of the BIG3. As of 2020, the net worth of Charles Oakley is estimated to have $12 Million. Altogether, he has made $42 Million throughout his career from basketball. Whereas the details about his salary is still to get unfold yet. But there is no doubt in the mind of his followers that he is making a good amount of money from his career. He is enjoying a luxurious lifestyle from his earnings. His wеаlth іѕ аlѕо оwеd tо thе соmmеrсіаl еntеrрrіѕеѕ оwnеd bу hіm. Thе соmраnіеѕ оwnеd раrtіаllу оr fullу bу Оаklеу аrе "Наіr Ѕоlutіоnѕ аnd Nаіlѕ ЕtСеtеrа", "Оаklеу'ѕ", "Оаklеу'ѕ wаѕh hоuѕе", аnd "Rеd, thе Ѕtеаkhоuѕе".

How tall is Charles Oakley?

Athletic bodybuilder, Charles Oakley stands tall at the height of 6 ft 8 in or 203 cm with a bodyweight of 102 Kg or 225 lbs. His hair color is gray and his eye color is dark brown. He has got a toned physique, short-cropped hair with a towering frame. He has got an affable smile attracting a lot of people towards him. Overall, he has got a healthy body with good health. He maintains his body a lot.

Did You Know?

  • A power forward, he consistently ranked as one of the best rebounders in the NBA.
  • Since 2017, he has been the coach of the Killer 3's of the BIG3.
  • He played his final season in 2003-2004 season and then retired.
  • He was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in honor of his 19-year professional basketball career.