• The Last Enforcer

  • Outrageous Stories from the Life and Times of One of the NBA's Fiercest Competitors
  • By: Charles Oakley, Frank Isola
  • Narrated by: Adam Lazarre-White
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (310 ratings)

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The Last Enforcer

By: Charles Oakley,Frank Isola
Narrated by: Adam Lazarre-White
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Publisher's Summary

In this “incredible read on some incredible days and nights in the old association” (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN senior NBA insider) Charles Oakley - one of the toughest and most loyal players in NBA history - tells his unfiltered stories about his basketball journey and his relationships with Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Phil Jackson, Pat Riley, James Dolan, Donald Trump, George Floyd, and many others.

If you ask a New York Knicks fan about Charles Oakley, you better prepare to hear the love and a favorite story or two. But his individual stats weren’t remarkable, and while he helped power the Knicks to 10 consecutive playoffs, he never won a championship. So why does he hold such a special place in the minds, hearts, and memories of NBA players and fans?

Because over the course of 19 years in the league, Oakley was at the center of more unbelievable encounters than Forrest Gump, and nearly as many fights as Mike Tyson. He was the friend you wish you had, and the enemy you wish you’d never made. If any opposing player was crazy enough to start a fight with him, or God forbid one of his teammates, Oakley would end it.

“I can’t remember every rebound I grabbed but I do have a story - the true story - of just about every punch and slap on my resume,” he says.

In The Last Enforcer, Oakley shares one incredible story after the next - all in his signature “unflinchingly tough, honest, and ultimately endearing” (Harvey Araton, New York Times best-selling author) style - about his life in the paint and beyond, fighting for rebounds and respect. You’ll look back on the era of the 1990s NBA, when tough guys with rugged attitudes, unflinching loyalty, and hard-nosed work ethics were just as important as three-point sharpshooters. You’ll feel like you were on the court, in the room, can’t believe what you just saw, and need to tell everyone you know about it.

©2022 Charles Oakley. All rights reserved. (P)2022 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Story about a guy who played with famous people

Man. This was a hard one to get through. If you would just fill the book with pages about Oak - the book would have been 15 pages. It’s an account of story’s about MJ, Ewing and LeBron. Written from the pov of a teammate with a bad temper. The story isn’t thrilling or spectacular, it’s poorly written and all about MJ and Ewing.

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I expected

I expected a little more. it was an easy read but more of a retread of nba stories with Oakley's spin on it.

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now I'm even a bigger fan of Oak!

loved the stories, listened to the whole bio in less than a day! nice

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💯💯💯💯💯💯

Club Shay Shay interview brought me here but I'll say one of the most solid books ever from a solid brother ✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿

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Great Listen!

This book provides fun and interesting insights into the life and career of one of the NBA's all time greats. The story of Charles"Oak Tree" Oakley needed to be told. The themes of honor, toughness, loyalty and leadership are woven to and through his NBA journey. Oakley and Isola make a great team. I enjoyed my time in this book.

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Book was good. I recommend if your basketball fan

Book was good. I recommend this book if your a basketball fan from the 90s. Brought back memories.

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Need More Like This

Loved this book and appreciated the pure honesty! Great book from a great man!!! Thanks

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Another Awesome biography

once again an awesome, completing tasks of the life of the last enforce Charles Oakley. great read

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good book

I really appreciated the good ride down memory lane on this great book will read again

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Truly, The Last Enforcer

Charles Oakley was a bit before my time, but his aura and the stories that were told were always intriguing! Watching his highlights on YouTube and seeing him in interviews he’s such an open book. In 2018 he was on the Bill Simmons podcast and said he’d write a book. It’s here and it did not disappoint! Incredible story from an incredible Individual.