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An Ode to the NBA's Charles Oakley - One of the Toughest Players Ever

Posted by Craig Diamond on
As athletes transition off the basketball court and onto the golf course for retirement, it's important to remember just how tough these guys really are. One of our favorite examples is Charles Oakley. He is one of the top 20 all-time players when it comes to activity with over 1,000 games played. That's a tough ass career for the former all-star to be battling on the boards with the likes of Horace Grant and Charles Barkley. Oakley famously played for the Knicks, but he also balled for the Bulls, Raptors, Rockets and Wizards. He was the player happy in the trenches, an enforcer on the basketball court and a hardcore power forward. 

If you need any more evidence Oakley was tough? He's from Cleveland. Here's to Charles Oakley! Because if Diamond was around in his day, the whole NBA would have worn our cups to play through against Oakley! 


Note Oakley's tough as hell haircut! 

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