Charles Oakley Writing a Book That May Displease Some Readers

OAKLEY’S UPCOMING BOOK MAY LEAD TO PERSONAL FOULS: Charles Oakley is proving that the pen is mightier than the layup, as he continues working on his book:

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The 43-year-old ex-NBAer told the TORONTO STAR that his gift to the literary world will tell it like it is:

I’m not pulling any punches, true stories. It ain’t one of those Charles Barkley fake books….It’s not an O.J. book, it’s an Oakley book.”

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How many punches? Enough to make Oakley think his new novella might upset some potential readers, and enough to keep the idenity of his co-writer quiet.

People might try to come after us and take us down, maybe send a hit man. I have to protect myself, can’t let it get out.”

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However, C.O. says publication may be postponed if he returns to the court - but only if the price is right.

I’m not coming back cheap. If you read this article and you think you can get me cheap, there’s another thought coming.”