He might be all over the news now for some of his antics at a recent basketball game, but when I met basketball legend Charles Oakley at an event at Ben and Jack's Steakhouse, he was quietly eating his dinner at the bar watching the game.
After talking to the CEO of a large financial institution and the 9/11 Museum, I made my way downstairs where Mr. Oakley was sitting along with former New York Jets player Erik Coleman and NFL Hall of Famer Tony Richardson, who remembered meeting me at a luncheon a few weeks earlier!
As I took a seat at the bar, I found myself in the middle of an All Star Sandwich! Let's just say that when you are sitting with sports royalty, you get star treatment by association! The guys attempted to teach me a few things about the game everyone was watching - I think it was basketball - but what else did I need to know other than the famous players I was eating dinner with! Maybe next time I'll pay more attention to the game than the fame...on second thought, I think I'll just stick to the fame!