Tracy McGrady shares crazy Charles Oakley, Jack Daniels story
NBA legend Tracy McGrady had quite a story to tell about former Toronto Raptors teammate Charles Oakley and a bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey.
McGrady recently went on the “All the Smoke Podcast” with Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes, and he narrated a hilarious (and kinda scary) story about how Oakley once poured a bottle of Jack Daniels on a teammate.
It all started when Tracy McGrady and his Raptors squad went on a drinking spree during a long-haul flight to Sacramento. Things got a little overboard, and by the time they arrived at their destination, one of the players decided to hide the last whiskey bottle from Oakley. This did not turn out to be a good idea.
“Oak walking up and down the bus on the way to the hotel,” McGrady started (h/t Dan Feldman of NBC Sports). “‘Hey, man. Where the motherf—ing bottle at? Who got that last bottle?’ And, boy, somebody pointed at buddy. ‘Hey, where the motherf—ing bottle at? You hiding the bottles?’ Dog, Oak was looking around him, grabbed the bottle.
“Mind you, the dude is from Sacramento. Clean suit. He going home to see the fam.
“Big-ass bottle. ‘Oh, you trying to hide the bottle. Oh, you don’t want to drink no more? Alright, motherf—er, you’re going to wear this.’ And drenched it on him. The whole bottle, bro.”
McGrady kept the identity of the victim anonymous, but he did leave a couple of clues as to who this mystery man might be. We did a little digging around.
The Hall of Famer later revealed that he was 19-years-old at that time, so this was probably during the 1998-99 season. We checked the roster and the only guy on the team who had ties with Sacramento at that time was 6-foot-10 big man Michael Stewart, who went to John F. Kennedy High School in Sacramento. Could he be the one Oakley drenched in a whole bottle of liquor?
Charles Oakley built a reputation as a tough guy during his playing days, and this is a perfect example of his no nonsense attitude. Moral of the story is, don’t mess with Oak — especially an intoxicated Oak.